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TIME OF SHIPMENT, TERMS, ETC. 

SHIPMENTS will begin July 1st and continue through the sum- 
mer and early fall. During July and August we will ship con- 
stantly in the sequence received. Your success is assured if 
planted any time during this period, but early ordering is ad- 
visable to avoid stock being sold short. 

TRANSPORTATION is by prepaid parcel post. 

For customers who desire faster service we can offer either of 

two suggestions. 

AIR PARCEL POST — We will ship your order by Air for an 
additional 30c per plant. 

SPECIAL HANDLING 

This is a Parcel Post surcharge and packages so marked and 
prepaid are handled the same as letter mail, or nearly so, and 
thus travel much faster than regular parcels. The fees are 
based upon weight of the package, as follows: 

Not more than 2 pounds 25c (1 to 3 Iris) 

More than 2 pounds, but 
not more than 1 pounds 35c (4 to 20 Iris) 

More than 10 pounds 50c (21 to 35 Iris) 

TO CUSTOMERS IN CANADA: We ship many orders to 
Canada every year. There is a simple procedure which all 
Canadians must follow, however, in order to import Iris or 
other plant material. Make out the list of items wanted, state 
name and address of firm you are ordering from and send it to 
the Plant Import Division of your Department of Agriculture 
at Ottawa. They in turn will send you a permit number and 
labels. Then send your order, including the permit label to us 
in the usual way. 

CUSTOMERS IN EUROPE AND ALL OVERSEAS POINTS: 

Please add $5.00 to all orders to cover inspection and custom 
declaration fees. 

WE GUARANTEE ail plants to be true to name, top quality and 
size, free from insect pests and disease, and to reach you in a 
live and healthy condition. If for any reason you are not per- 
fectly satisfied, please notify us promptly. 

MINIMUM ORDER— $5.00 

No Shipments Made During Spring Months. 

Fall Shipping Season Closes in Late October. 

THIS CATALOG is free to all customers of record over a 2-year 
period, otherwise copies may be obtained for 50c and this 
amount deducted from your first order. 



TERMS are cash with the order, either check, draft or money 
order. We do not advise the enclosure of currency with your 
order. No C.O.D. shipments — this adds to cost and involves 
red tape for you and for us. 

EXPLANATION OF TERMS USED IN DESCRIPTIONS 

The American Iris Society makes a number of awards annually to 
outstanding Iris varieties. Each year the highest honor given is the 
"Dykes Medal." Other awards as follows: 

H.C. "Highly Commended" H.M. "Honorable Mention" 

A.M. "Award of Merit" 
In order to be eligible for the Dykes Medal an Iris must have pre- 
viously earned both the Honorable Mention and Award of Merit, the 
latter two having been separated by a one year interval. 
Varieties designated as "Plicatas" bear markings of 
stitches, dots or stipples. A "self" is a flower of one 
color only. 

Season of bloom is indicated by letters as follows: 
E, early; EM, early to midseason; M, midseason; 
ML, midseason to late; L, late; and VL, very late. 
Height of stem in inches is shown, for example, as 
36" 

These symbols are approximate, because soil con- 
ditions, climate and other circumstances must be 
considered. The total time span of bloom will ex- 
tend over a period of several weeks from early to 
very late. 



To our multitude of friends and customers 
everywhere we present our 46th annual catalog 
of superb modern Iris. Here in the fertile 
Willamette Valley of Oregon both soil and 
climate are favorable to the production of 
superior plants for the gardens of America and 
the world. If you find the pictures and 
contents of this catalog fascinating, just wait 
'til you see some of them blooming in your 
garden! 



BONUS OFFER 

ON NEWER KINDS AGAIN THIS YEAR 

See page 28 for a very special offer ... a list of 
266 of the newest and finest. Order $25 or more 
from that list and select 100% more from the 
same list. FREE! 





the Perennial 
Supreme 

Color? Why, these new kinds offer the most 
exciting color range of any flower that grows. 
There are luscious pinks, great blooms of solid 
golden yellow, Jersey creams, blues of the sky 
and of deep waters, soft tans and chocolate- 
browns, henna-reds and richest burgundies — 
and there are whites as clean as freshly fallen 
snow, sparkling coppers and melting shades of 
apricot. Some come in marbled patterns, 
others are delicately stitched or sanded. Some 
are ruffled, others are smartly tailored. Many 
are gigantic in size — 7 inches in diameter! 
There are tall ones, short ones, and a host of 
average height. You can have them early, 
mid-season and late . . . and at a price to suit 
the beginner with a modest purse or the 
connoisseur with unlimited means. Yes, the 
Iris is truly the perennial supreme . . . and 
so easy to grow! 





Rondetta $25.00 

NEW INTRODUCTIONS FOR 1974 

HIS LORDSHIP (Gaulter, '74) M. 36" $25.00 

A most regal impression, indeed, is created by a healthy 
robust 2-year clump of His Lordship! The sturdy, broad 
foliage supports tall, well-branched stalks, topped by dig- 
nified, heavy deep purple self-toned blossoms with velvety 
dark blue-purple beards. The falls on this variety are 
widely flaring and the standards closed and only slightly 
ruffled. It reaches peak bloom in mid-season and would be 
a royal addition to any garden. Seedling #69-75 

IMPALA (Gaulter, '74) ML. 34" $20.00 

Let us introduce a new flower with yellow standards fold- 
ing into conically-rounded top! It is a deeper yellow in the 
haft with purple markings radiating from the deep yellow 
throat. The white falls have a yellow tip at the center edge. 
Blossoms on this lovely Iris are on 34-inch, well branched 
stalks and are of extra heavy substance. Claudia Rene and 
Claudia Rene seedlings are in its parentage. 

RONDETTA (Gaulter, '74) M. 36" $25.00 

Here is the new introduction with the "hourglass-shaped" 
blossom! The standards are a sunny-orchid coloring, while 
the falls are a pale orchid in the center, shading to a deeper 
orchid-rose at the edges. Rondetta's tangerine beard ap- 
pears to be of a pink-orange cast. The top of the flower is 
very upright with crinkled edges and in midseason there 
are 36-inch tall stalks displaying four or more blooms to 
a stem. Heritage of this one is from Grape Festival, San 
Leandro, Arctic Flame, Frost and Flame and Rippling 
Waters. Seedling #68-375 

VERMONT (Gaulter, '74) M. 38" $25.00 

Snowy winters in Vermont have nothing on the pure white 
of this ruffled beauty! Well branched stalks blooming in 
midseason reach a good 38 inches. This is a white self from 
High Sierra. A good new one to spot between colors to 
bring distinction to each hue in its own right. Sdlg. #68-70 



His Lordship $25.00 




The Worlds 



Shipshape $10.00 



want to say thank you for my last box of Iris. I have ordered 
rom other Iris dealers hut have never gotten such nice rhizomes." 

Mrs. R. Carter, N.C. 

Orchid Frost $15.00 




AFRICAN QUEEN (J. Nelson, 70) ML 38" $10.00 

A subtle shade of dark brown, darker at the haft and toward the 
edges; standards and falls of similar color. Beard is dark yellow. Big 
flowers on perfect stems, all petals nicely ruffled. See page 20. 

AFTER ALL (Dave Hall, '67) L. 30" $1 0.00 

The heavily fringed and flounced petals of this deep, ivory-cream Iris 
suggests some of the intricate lace-like work of Oriental artisans. Very 
large, with flaring falls and thick substance. Illustrated on page 14. 



AFTER DARK (Schreiner, '63) E. 40" $1 .50 

Deepest, velvety, rich violet-blue. The big, slightly ruffled 
flowers are produced on four-branched stems reaching to 
44 inches in height. Early. HM, '64. 

ALASKAN CROWN (J. Nelson, '66) M. 36" $3.00 

Broad of petal, in both standards and falls, pure white 
with heavy lace and "crimpings" of yellow all about the 
edges. Hafts deep yellow with reddish-orange beards. 
Height, branching, size and substance are all excellent. 
HM, '67. Shown on page 30. 



ALLEGIANCE (Cook, '58) $1 .00 

The giant flowers are of deepest navy blue, overlaid with velvet, 
the standards are silky and lustrous. The beards are medium blue 
tipped lemon-chrome. Color is even and solid clear into the throat. 
40 inches; late. HM AIS. 1968; AM, 1960; Dykes Medal. 1964. Shown 
on page 52. 

AMETHYST FLAME (Schreiner, '58) ML. 38" $1 .00 

Immense in size and elegant in form, a curiously tinted blend of 
lavender or light violet and rosy heliotrope, nicely ruffled. HM, '58; 
AM, '60. Dykes Medal, '63. See page 54. 

AMIGO'S GUITAR (Plough, '64) EM. 36" $3.50 

Standards are dark Butterscotch with a violet mid-rib, the wide falls 
blue-violet, lightly tinted rose, ruffled and fluted. This is similar in 
pattern to Gypsy Lullaby— but the colors are more subdued. HM, '65; 
AM, '67. See page 30. 

ANGEL BRIGHT (Rees, '66) ML 36" $5.00 

A creamy combination of sparkling white and vivid chrome yellow. 
Standards are domed and the falls are broad, with a heavy pattern 
of gold on the haft and a matching rich golden beard. Well branched, 
large flowers. HM, '68. 

APPLE VALLEY (Deforest, '58) EM. 36" $1 .50 

Almost white, flushed pink, with deeper pink cast about the hafts, 
The pink-tinted beard intensifies the pinkish glow of an otherwise 
almost white, very beautiful and different flower. Very large, with 
broad petals and tall stalks. HM, '60. See page 54. 

APRICOT BLAZE (Gibson, 71) M. 34" $12.50 

A tangerine bearded plicata of giant size and perfect proportions. The 
beautifully formed standards are solid coppery-apricot or pale amber, 
without markings, and they are folded and closed at the 
top. Falls are ivory in the central area, with shoulder mark- 
ings of amber, shading out to amber at the margins. Sec 
page 7. 

APRIL MELODY (Gibson, '67) ML. 36" $3.50 

This is a pretty close approach to being a pink plicata . . . 
the ground color light, almost white, pinkish lavender and 
the markings a bright and intense shade of lavender-rose. 
In 1965 this was awarded the cup for best seedling at the regional 
A.I.S. meeting. As noted in the picture, the flowers are a bit lacy and 
especially well proportioned. Large and long lasting. HM, '68. See 
page 25. 




Finest Iris 



ARCTIC FLAME (Fay, '60) ML. 35" $2.00 

This breathtakingly beautiful big white has heavy texture and much 
ruffling. The beard is thick and wide, and glows with a fiery reddish 
tinge. Stalks sturdy and well balanced. HM, '60; AM, '62. 

ARCTIC FURY, (C. Benson, '64) M. 36" $2.00 

Large, sculptured, snow white blooms of great width, lightly ruffled 
and semi-flaring in form. Even the beard is white. Sturdy and well 
branched stalks. HM, '65; AM, '67. 

ASPENGLOW (Loomis, '56) L. 40" $1 .00 

Vivid cadmium yellow self, the standards pleated near the base. This 
fine, large deep yellow is quite late and thus aids in extending the Iris 
season. HM, '58. 

AUGUST MOON (Schmelzer, '62) M. 34" $2.00 

Cool, greenish cream of heavy, leather-like substance. Flowers are 
of good form with lacy ruffles and the beard is deep yellow. HM, '64. 
See page 32. 

BABBLING BROOK (Keppel, '66) M. 38" $4.00 

A welcome and worthy addition to the blue class with color even bluer 
than its parent, Galilee. This light, French blue is invariably singled 
out as "that very blue" iris. Has a light texture veining from its 
other parent, Symphony. Pale lemon yellow beard. Exceptional for its 
fine form. Large and nicely ruffled. HM, '67; AM, '69. Dykes Medal '72. 
Shown on our back cover. 

BACCARAT (Gaulter, '67) M. 36" $3.50 

A carnival of color, blended graduations of brown, amber and light 
purple in the heavily ruffled standards, and extremely broad, flat, flar- 
ing falls of bright violet banded golden brown. Hafts are solid light 
brown and the beard is light orange. Large blossoms; well branched, 
heavy stems. HM, '68. See page 22. 

BANG (Craig, '55) EM. 36" $1 .00 

A red with a name in keeping with the impression it creates in the 
garden! Broad falls in brilliant color and heavy substance, slightly 
waved. One of the "Five Iris of the Year" for 1963. HM, '55; AM, '60. 
See page 54. 

BARRY MORELL (Carpenter, 71) EM. 34" $6.00 

All over color effect in the garden is rosy mauve. Semi-flaring falls 
with white beards, yellow in the heart. Both standards and falls 
ripple, and with a touch of heliotrope in center of falls make good 
color value for the garden. 

BASIC BLACK (Hager, 71) M. 36" $10.00 

A fine bitone with rich dark purple standards wide flaring falls, 
fluted with matching beards. Lovely form with beautifully finished 
blossoms. 

BAYBERRY CANDLE (DeForest, '69) ML. 38" $7.50 

A rich, brassy green bicolor with chartreuse lime standards and 
brighter gold and olive-green falls. A unique and showy color with 
excellent form. Beards are a radiant gold. HM, '70, AM, '72. See 
page 5. 

BLACK BART (Schmelzer, '69) EL. 36" $7.50 

Dark shiny black with a glowing undertone of velvety red, with self 
colored beards. Broad form and lustrous finish. 

BLACK SWAN (Fay, '60) M. 35" $1 .50 

As sleek and as ebon-hued as the graceful bird for which it is named. 
It will satisfy those looking for just about the ultimate in dark Iris 
—great size, very wide petals, smooth velvety surface and a brown 
beard tipped black. HM, '60; AM, '62. See page 49. 




Love with Lace $20.00 

'Thank you for the 'Extra' in my recent Iris order. The plants ar- 
rived in excellent condition — all healthy and great and on the 
date requested. It is truly wonderful to deal with Cooley's o) 

0re S° n " E.E.Bluem. Wisconsin 



Bayberry Candle $7.50 




BLACK TAFFETA (Songer, '54) ML. 34" $1 .00 

Glistening blackish purple standards and broad velvety black falls, 
slightly ruffled, combine to give us one of the very best of these rich 
and sultry beauties. The beard is tipped bronze. HM, '55; AM, '57. 



BLUSHING BEAUTY (Noyd, '64) M. 38" $2.00 

A warm white with hafts of definite blush pink and a bright coral 
red beard. Apple Valley is in its parentage. Contrast of colors is 
striking, the very large blossoms well spaced. HM, '65. 



BLUE ALABASTER (Muhlestein, '71) EL 36" $15.00 

A beautifully formed blue-white bicolor. The beard is pale vellow 
tipped blue. Heavy substanced and very floriferous. 

BLUE FORMAL (Schortman, '64) ML. 36" $2.00 

One of the "bluest of blues", with extra wide petals and thick texture. 
Lightly fluted at the margins. The stalwart and justly famous In- 
diglow is a parent. HM, '65. 

BLUE GROTTO (Grinter, 59) L. 36" $1 .00 

One of the largest Iris we have grown. The wide falls squarely held 
and the large standards erect and closed. Color is a uniform shade of 
light violet-blue, the substance that of fine china. See page 55. 



BLUE MINK (Hamblen, '73) ML. 34" $20.00 

An elegant new violet-blue Iris, with wide ruffled, flaring falls with 
greenish hafts, and yellow-orange beards. Standards are also violet- 
blue, domed and overlapping. Strong stalks with excellent bud place- 
ment. HC, '72. 



BLUE MOUNTAINS (Schreiner, '64) ML. 38" $2.50 

Rich, medium violet blue of exceptionally large size 
and perfect form. A clump of this Iris loaded with 
huge blooms on heavy, well branched stalks, was the 
talk of the visitors at the Denver A.I.S. convention. 
HM, '65. 

BLUE SAPPHIRE (Schreiner, '53) E. 36" $1 .00 

Lighter in tone than many others, with a glowing gold 
beard. It is large in size, on tall well branched stalks. HM, 
'54; AM, '56. Dykes Medal, '58. See page 51. 






Outreach $12.50 



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Opening Night $15.00 



Kilt Lilt $15.00 




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Apricot Blaze $12.50 



Glendale $15.00 



BONANZA BELLE (Gibson, 7 1 ) ML. 36" $1 2.50 

Opalescent standards of coppery apricot, waved, fluted and folded, 
very full and upright but closed at the top. Extra large style-arms and 
a heavy yellow beard are notable features. The falls are broad and 
rounded, pinkish white, shading out to a blended margin of apricot 
to match the standards. See page 10. 



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Virginia Squire $20. 



BONNEVILLE (Gaulter, 73) M. 40" $20.00 

Need some light brought into your garden? Try this white Iris of 
classic form with white beard tinged with yellow. This is a large, 
heavy flower, but graceful in the falls that are wide, wavy edged. The 
standards on this one are just closed at the top and it puts up long 
blooming stems that will light your garden with elegance and charm. 

BRASILIA (Schreiner, '61) M. 35" $1.00 

Deep but very brilliant henna-brown-red. This is a new and striking 
color in Iris, much more lively than others in the brownish color 
tones. It is large, well proportioned and beautifully branched. HM'62. 
See page 50. 

BRASS ACCENTS (Schreiner, '59) M. 40" $1 .00 

Golden coffee-brown, regal in carriage, huge in size, ideal in form. We 
regard this as a leader amongst the host of beautiful brown 
' , Iris now available. HM, '59; AM, '61. Shown on page 54. 

BRAVADO (Hall, '59) M. 35" $1 .00 

Deepest golden yellow, ruffled and with wide petals. This 
flower draws instant attention in the garden or on the 
show table. HM, '59; AM, '63. Shown on page 52. 

BRAVE VIKING (Hinkle, '62) M. 38" $2.00 

A huge medium to light blue with a white beard tipped yellow. Great 
ruffled flowers which are three inches broad at the hafts and will 
last up to 5 or 6 days. 

BREAKING DAWN (Schreiner, 71) EM. 36" $1 2.50 

A fine large amoena with rosy colored falls and lovely white standards. 
A robust grower with strong well branched stems. Cool, refreshing 
flowers. HC, 70. 

BREATHLESS (Schirmer, '62) EM. 38" $2.50 

A flamingo pink of large size and spreading form, medium in tone but 
vivid and alive. The flowers are beautifully tailored, the petals waved, 
and the hafts are flushed with peach. Coral beard. HM, '63. 



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BRIGHT CLOUD (O. Brown, '61) EM. 38" $1.50 

With white standards and blue falls this descendant of Melodrama 
has more and much sharper color contrast than its parent. It does 
carry the extra wide falls and moderate ruffling. Huge blossoms, long- 
lasting. HM, '62. See page 55. 

BRIGHT HERALD (Wills, '64) M. 36" $3.50 

A bright rose and white amoena. Standards are creamy white, broad 
and full; falls are a lively shade of rose-red with coppery overlay. 
This is an attractive big flower in a color combination quite rarely 
seen. Shown on page 19. 

BRIGHTSIDE (Schreiner, '61) EM. 37" $2.50 

Pale, shimmering lemon yellow that is huge, frothy and ivory smooth. 
The broad petals are heavily laced at the edges. Fine form and branch- 
ing are added good features of this sparkling Iris. HM'62. 

BRILLIANT STAR (Hall, '61) E. 36" $2.00 

We regard this as the finest red-bearded white we have grown or 
seen. It is very broad petaled, full and rather rounded but not 
drooping, beautifully branched and very large. HM, '62. Shown page 
39. 

BRIMSTONE (Tompkins, 71) EL. 38" $15.00 

Brilliant new red with very large flowers of vivid coloring. This has 
satiny standards and velvety finished falls. It sports very- heavy ruffling. 
The stalks are tall, extremely well branched and often have four 
flowers out at once. HC, '70. 



BRISTOL GEM (Leavitt, '65) ML. 38" $3.50 

A scintillating beauty of rich medium blue with a blue beard. 
Enormous flowers, petals so wide they almost form an uninter- 
rupted expanse of rich blue. Sturdy stem. HM, '66. 



BROADWAY STAR (Schreiner, '57) ML. 36" $1 .00 

Cream standards and rose-red falls. Hafts are almost free of any 
venation, lending sharp contrast to the bright ivory standards. HM, 
'57. See page 55. 



BRONZE BELL (Schreiner, '57) EM. 36" $1 .00 

Reddish copper-bronze in a huge flower of perfect form and large 
size. The stalks are heavy and well branched, with many blossoms 
per stem. It is taller, redder and better branched than its parent. 
Inca Chief. HM, '57; AM, '59. 



Gondolier $12.50 





Glenbrook $15.00 




BUTTERCUP BOWER (Tompkins, '61) EM. 38" $1.00 

The fine blend of lemon, lime and yellow with giant, full rounded 
flowers, broad segments and strong color contrasts. HM, '62. See page 

53. 

BURNING DESIRE (Hamner, '70) ML. 34" $7.50 

Rich golden brown bitone. Standards, style arms and upper falls are 
metallic bronze yellow; lower falls blend to hazelnut brown; to top 
this color— flowers are ruffled, lacy and well-substanced. HC, '69. 

BUTTERSCOTCH KISS (Plough, '57) ML. 36" $1 .50 

A caramel shade of yellow, glistening brightly with gold dust particles. 
There is an intensification of yellow in the heart and on the petal 
edges. The large flowers are heavily laced and crinkled at the margins. 
HM, '57; AM, '59. 

CALIENTE (Luihn, '68) ML. 36" $5.00 

Brilliant wine-red of exceptional smoothness and luminous color high- 
lighted by a wide heavy beard of antique gold. A wide-petaled beauty 
with domed standards and jaunty flaring falls. HC, '66; HM, '69, AM, 
'71 . See page 1 1 . 

CAMELOT ROSE (Tompkins, '65) ML. 39" $4.00 

An exciting Iris with standards of silky, silvery orchid and brightly 
glowing Burgundy red falls of great width and velvety finish. Hafts are 
solidly colored and are set with a heavy, bright orange-red beard. 
HM, '66; AM, '68. See page 20. 



CANDLEFLAME (Hall, '61) M. 36" $2.00 

Gigantic ivory-cream self with a tangerine-orange beard which shades 
to almost white. There is a suggestion of greenish veining in the falls. 
Style arms are deeper ivory. Extremely broad falls and heavy stems 
with good branching. HM, '62. See page 44. 




CAROLINA GOLD (Powell, 70) ML. 40" $15.00 
An intense golden yellow. Both standards and falls very wide and 
ruffled with elegant form. Excellent branching. Flowers long lasting 
and heavily textured. 

CAROLINA RUBY (Powell, '64) ML. 36" $1 .50 

Deep or glowing Carnelian Ruby. Broad flowers of heavy substance 
with smooth, clean hafts. Tall stems with good branching and the 
flowers do not fade in the sun. Long season of bloom. HM, '67. 

CASHMERE (Fay, '59) ML. 36" $2.50 

Deep rose-pink or rose-red, however you may choose to describe the 
color. The very full, heavy beard is brilliant, almost pure red. It is as 
close to perfection as one could wish for and the color is alive and 
pleasing. HM, '59; AM, '63. Shown on page 48. 

CASINO QUEEN (Gibson, 71) 36" $15.00 

A descendant from the April Melody line and one which should leave 
little to be desired in the way of a "pink plicata." The perfectly 
formed big flowers are widely branched, and our picture tells more 
than we can convey in words. Solid pinkish standards, flushed with 
white, not stitched. Falls pure white, exceptionally broad, delicately 
trimmed with the pink hue of the standards. Very large, ruffled and 
clean looking. HM. '73. Shown on page 1 1 . 

CATALDO (J. Nelson, '68) ML. 36" $6.00 

A huge, deep apricot self, with a slight flush of pink in the standards. 
A red-tangerine beard adds to the brilliant orange-apricot effect. 
Both standards and falls are of exceptional breadth, the standards 
closed and the falls flaring and fluted. It is a deeper and more radiant 
hue than Lunar Fire. Very stalwart, well branched stems. See page 32. 

CAYENNE CAPERS (Gibson, '61) EM. 36" $1 .50 

For rich, intense color in a plicata, this red-hot eye-catcher has no 
parallel. Dominant color is fiery burgundy to red pepper but a minor 
area on the falls is lit with cream. Beard is orange-bronze. HC, '60; 
HM, '62; AM, '64. Shown on page 49. 



Dusky Dancer $7.50 



Summer Silk $12.50 



CANDLE MAGIC (DeForesf, 61) ML. 38" $1 .50 

Wide standards of pink-tinted tan; the falls are cream with bright 
tan-gold hafts. A creamy version of the Dawn Crest and Dawn Star 
lusciousness might be an apt description. Tall and large. See page 37. 

CAPE TOWN (Gaulter, '67) M. 38" $3.50 

A subtle interfusion of delicate beige and rose-lilac. Standards and 
falls are about the same shade of mauve, but the contrasting brown- 
purple hafts provide a sharp contrast. Beard is deep orange. Very wide 
falls and abundant ruffling enhance its all 'round high quality. HM, 
'69. See page 38. 

CAPTAIN GALLANT (Schmelzer, '59) EM. 34" $1 .00 

One of the finest reds to date. The introducer calls it "the red Iris 
that is red throughout, with no purple influence and no haft mark- 
ings. Huge in size and holds its color in heat or wind. HM, '59; AM, 
'61. See page 52. 

CAROLINA DELIGHT (Powell, '68) M. 36" $7.50 
Lovely pale mauve-pink self with matching beard and fine form. 
Heavily laced with strong well branched stalks carrying many well 
spaced blooms. Truly a delightful Iris. 

CAROLINA DUSK (Powell, '69) M. 36" $5.00 

A new bold, silken black with domed standards and semi-flaring falls. 
This Iris has beautiful form with a velvety finish and some ruffling. 
Substance and branching are excellent and flowers do not fade in 
strong sunlight. 





Lilac Mist $7.50 



CELESTIAL GLORY (Bro. Charles, '61) M. 36" $1 .00 

Bright golden orange or tan with a very bright red beard. It is large 
ruffled, and extra heavy in texture. HM. '62: AM. '64. Shown on page 
53. 

CELESTIAL SNOW (Bro. Charles, '57) EM. 40" $1 .50 

An absolutely spectacular pure white, the great falls ruffled and folded 
like white draperies. Stalks are widely branched and will reach a 
height of almost four feet. Beard is white, tipped lemon. HM. '57; 
AM, '59. See page 49. 

CHALK TALK (Tompkins, 70) ML. 38" $9.00 

This is a huge flower of pure chalk white with hafts so wide 
they ruffle upon each other. It has beautiful form and 
heavily substanced. gleaming flowers. 

CHAPEAU (Babson, 71) EM. 38" $10.00 

A lovely creation with full domed standards in a pale 
yellow-beige color and falls of an unusual fuchsia -orchid. 
Beards are also orchid tinted. A vigorous grower and holds 
up under all conditions. HM, '72. 

CHARMAINE (Hamblen, '67) EM. 38" $5.00 

Luminous apricot-yellow standards with center flush of white; falls 
same with larger area of white and wide tangerine beard. Broad 
ruffled blooms of good size and heavy substance. Strong well branched 
stalks. HM, '68; AM, '73. 

CHEROKEE PRINCESS (Munger, 71) M. 35" $15.00 

Richly colored bright blue standards, bright rosy violet falls. Ruffled 
and finely laced, elegant form with good substance. Beard same as falls 
tipped blue. HC, '69; HM, '73. 



'Do want to tell you how much I think of the Iris you sent and of 

the extras. All those you sent were positively huge and I do look 

forward to seeing them bloom." t\/i i t? n 

' ° Mrs. June b raser, Georgia 



CHERRY JUBILEE (V. Wood, '69) M. 36' 



$7.50 



A fluffy, glistening white with growing cherry red beard. Form and 
substance are ideal. Strong well branched stems and a vigorous grower. 
HM, '70. 



Royal Touch $5.00 



Bonanza Belle $12.50 




CHINESE CORAL (Fay, '62) L. 36" $3.00 
A self of strong, pinkish-orange that flaunts a striking beard of 
Chinese coral-red. Vigorous in growth, with 3-foot stems and fine 
branching. Color that can be seen a block away! HM, '63. AM, '65. 
Shown on page 51 . 

CHINESE LANTERN (Fay, '58) M. 42" $1 .00 

Deep yellow with a tangerine-red beard. This is a seedling of Techny 
Chimes crossed with Mary Randall. It is smoothly tailored and large. 
HM, '58. 

CHINQUAPIN (Gibson, '60) M. 34" $1 .50 

A big golden brown plicata, the standards solid golden brown, the 
falls same color with ivory shading in the central areas where they 
are speckled and blended with brown. Beard is bronzy orange. HM, 
'60; AM, '62. Shown on page 50. 



CHRISTMAS ANGEL (DeForest, '60) L. 38" $1 .50 

An extra large white with bright gold at the haft, evenly laid on. 
Beard is white, tipped gold, and solid golden yellow within the 
flower. Very tall and robust; magnificent in every way. Well 
illustrated on page 54. HM. '61; AM, '65. 



CHRISTMAS TIME (Schreiner, '65) M. 40" $5.00 
A tall, snowy white Iris with flashing fiery red beard. Crimped and 
lace-edged petals are added attractive features. There are many 
flowers to the stem and this provides an extra long period of bloom. 
HM, '66; AM, '68. See page 18. 

CIMARRON STRIP (Tompkins, '68) ML. 38" $7.50 

This new bitonc has vivid apricot and orange pink standards and deep 
glowing falls of blended orange, cerise and fuchsia red. Fiery red 
beard. 




Town & Country $12.50 



CITRINE CHARM (Gibson, '69) M. 36" $7.50 
A fringed and lacey pale lemon-ivory flower of very large size and 
with wide petals of thick texture. "Citrine" is a variety of quartz 
bearing this name, in color tones varying from pale yellow to lemon 
to elusive light green. Stalks are stout and well balanced. See page 17. 



'The package of Iris got here safely and in very good condition. 
I'm so pleased with them — Thank you so much. The Iris I get 
from you are big and do well." Mrg DaU Teas{ey Kansas 



Casino Queen $15.00 Caliente $5.00 




CLAUDIA RENE (Gaulter, '63) M. 36" $2.00 
Raspberry pink standards with overtones of amber; Rose-violet falls 
with rich sienna-brown shoulders and a bold burnt-orange beard. 
Wide, ruffled petals. HM, '64; AM, '66. Shown on page 37. 




CLIFFS OF DOVER (Fay, '53) M. 36" $1 .00 

Large, flaring and ruffled clear white of great substance. There are 
no haft markings and the beard is light yellow. A strong grower, 
hardy. HM, '63; AM, '55. 

2.50 CLOSE UP (Tompkins, 72) ML. 38" $15.00 

This is a larger and more flaring version of Camelot Rose. Perfectly 
domed standards of creamy toned pink and huge, broad falls in 
velvety looking fuchsia wine color. Strong widelv branched stalks, 
and good grower. 

gCLOUD BARON (Tompkins, 71) ML. 39" $10.00 

One of the bluest of all the medium blues. It is huge in size and has 
a full yellow-white beard. Heavily substanced flowers on widely 
branched stalks. Sometimes reblooms in the Fall. Gracefully ruffled 
and very showy. 

CLOUD CAP (DeForest, '50) M. 40" $1 .00 

Probably the largest pink to date, with very wide falls and an extra 
heavy bright tangerine beard. Termed "blossom-pink" by the origi- 
nator. HM, '51; AM, '53. See page 51. 



CLOUD CAPERS (Schreiner, '66) EM. 30" $2.50 

Orchid pink falls combined with almost clear white standards. The 
nearest thing in color is Maytime but here we have sharper contrast, 
near perfection in form and magnolia-like substance. HM, '67. 



COLLEGE QUEEN (Hall, '64) ML. 36" $2.00 

This pink is adorned with frills and ruffles. It is devoid of any other 
color, with exception of the tangerine beard. Great size and heavy 
texture are traits sometimes lacking in pinks but this one has both! 
HM, '66. See page 44. 



COSMOPOLITAN (Hamblen, 72) ML. 38" $20.00 

A new bicolor with standards of antique gold and falls of violet blue 
bordered with wide band of antique gold. Ideal branching with 
many buds on tall stalks. HM, '73. 



COUNTRY MUSIC (Nearpass, '68) L. 34" $12.00 

The introducer describes this lovely Iris as standards orient pink and 
falls plum purple. Some ruffling and a very prominent tangerine 
beard. HC, '68; HM, '72. 



CRINKLED BEAUTY (Schreiner, '61) M. 38" $3.00 
A fine example of the progress in breeding for lace— possibly the top 
production in this line. The large flowers, a delicate orchid pink in 
color, have wide petals and extra heavy substance. HM, '62. 



CRINKLED IVORY (Schreiner, '58) EM. 34" $1 .00 

Sparkling ivory-cream, simply huge in size, with crepy petals and 
lacy ruffling. A cool lemon flush at the heart and the pale yellow 
beard add to its translucent charm. HM, '59. See page 50. 



CROSS COUNTRY (Knocke, '63) M. 36" $2.00 
This very large light blue with extra wide petals made a magnificent 
showing at the recent convention of the American Iris Society in 
Memphis. Smooth color and nice ruffling, with flaring falls. HM, '64; 
AM, '66. 



CUP RACE (Buhrick, '63) ML. 38" $4.00 

This giant white is now being acclaimed as one of the most nearly 
perfect in its class. It is huge in size, the billowy, broad petals smartly 
tailored, the falls especially broad and rounded. Fairly late. HM, '66; 
AM, '69. See page 27. 



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DANCING RILL (Schreiner, '64) M. 36" $2.00 
A subtle blend of rose and sunburst gold with an over-all sparkle of 
gold dust. Standards almost solid rose, crimped and fluted; falls 
golden, shading to rose at the margins. Yellow beard and style-arms. 
Flaring form. 

DANDELION DAYS (Tompkins, 70) EL. 36" $10.00 

Vivid deep orange self. Large flaring flowers with many ruffles. Heavy 
substance. Mr. Tompkins says this is from pink breeding. 

DARK FURY (Luihn, '62) EM. 36" $1 .00 

Sultry blue-black self with self beard. Great width and ruffling, 
coupled with flaring falls and closed standards, set Dark Fury apart 
in its color class. It is a vigorous grower with fine foliage. HM, '63; 
AM, '65. See page 51. 

DARK RITUAL (Hager, 72) M. 36" $15.00 

One of the new red-black Iris added to our list. Standards are de- 
scribed as dark red and the falls a red-black. The beards are bronze- 
yellow. Good grower and well branched. 

DAVE'S ORCHID (Hall, '60) EM. 36" $1 .00 

The color is orchid-rose with bluish overlay on the falls. Hafts are 
marked with amber, and the lacy edges are trimmed with a narrow 
band of this amber-copper tint. Base of standards and style-arms are 
flushed amber. Beard is bright tangerine. HM, '61. 

DAWN CREST (DeForest, '60) M. 36" $2.00 

Considered by the late Fred DeForest as one of his all time finest 
productions. Standards are bright orange-pink, three inches wide, 
and ruffled. Falls, yellowish ivory, measure a good three inches at 
the haft and are flaring. HM, '60; AM, '62. Shown on page 39. 

DEBBY RAIRDON (Kuntz, '65) EM. 34" $5.00 

Soft yellow standards, very full and waved, well held and almost 
closed at the top. The falls are milk white but heavily banded with 
rich yellow and the under sides are solid yellow. Lovely form, with 
attractive ruffling. HM, '66; AM, '68. Dykes Medal, 71. See page 23. 

DEBRA SUZANNE (Knocke, 71) M. 34" $8.00 

An immense flower of pale blue with an undertone of icy green 
which gives it a distinct color. It has excellent form, very broad falls 
and quite ruffled. HC, '70. 

DECOLLETAGE (Hager, 70) M. 30" $7.50 

A big ruffled, fluted plicata. Poised petals are a smooth cream, dec- 
orated around the edges with a wide band of orchid rose. Appealing 
and different. HM, 71. 

DEEP SPACE (Tompkins, '61) ML 40" $1.00 

Richest indigo blue, a gigantic flower, broad petaled and smooth in 
the extreme. There are no veinings or haft marks. Beard is heavy and 
rich indigo in color. A real stand-out! HM, '62. See page 55. 

DENVER DAWN (Durrance, '64) ML. 38" $3.00 

Colorado is noted for its clear blue skies. Before the sun peeks over 
the horizon this azure hue is flushed with rose and mauve and the 
tints in this Iris could hardly be more aptly described. The flowers are 
extra large and symmetrically ruffled. HM, '67. See page 48. Rare W 

DENVER MINT (Knopf, '63) EM. 38" $1 .50 

Deep Dresden yellow, creamy toward the center, the large flowers 
fluted and ruffled and of leather-like texture. This is one of the most 
popular of the newer yellows. HM, '65; AM, '67. " 

DESERT THISTLE (Gibson, '61) M. 36" $1.50 

This one is not pink but is a glowing, rosy mauve, or perhaps a cap- 
tivating blend of lavender-rose, slightly blued, would better describe 
it. Tall, large and exciting, with wide standards and falls, finely 
laced. See page 45. HM, '62. 



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DIPLOMAT (Tompkins, '66) ML. 40" $3.50 

This is one of the finest, in every way, of all the new blues— a giant 
flower of even, smooth tone and enamel-like finish. The shade of 
blue is dark and glowing, intensified by a bright ultramarine blue 
beard. Huge ruffled flowers on 40-inch stalks. Quite late. HM, '68. 
Shown on page 27. 

DOGE OF VENICE (J. Nelson, '65) M. 36" $2.00 
This giant ruffled deep purple matches exactly the shade designated 
as "Doge Purple" in the Wilson color chart. There is no other color 
nor markings in the broad petaled flowers, except for the heavy 
brown beard, which adds depth and richness. Well branched. HM, '66. 
See page 39. 

DOT & DASH (Hall, '60) EM. 33" $1 .00' 

Almost solidly colored blackish violet standards and bright falls of 
pure white with blackish margins. Most of the peppery effect is con- 
fined to the outer area of the falls. Flowers are waved and flaring, well 

spaced on good branches. HM, '60; AM, '62. See page 55. 

DOTTED SWISS (Sass, '56) EM. 36" $1 .00 

The ground color is sparkling white and the dots and stitchings are 
decidedly blue, the very large flowers elegantly ruffled. It truly lives 
up to its name. Very well branched, blooms early. HM, '56; AM, '58. 

DOVER BEACH (Nearpass, 72) EL. 40" $12.50 

White standards, sky blue falls, lemon beard. Perfect form, broad 
and ruffled with clean hafts. Flowers are large with twelve and four- 
teen buds to a stalk. The introducer savs it is fertile both ways. 
HC, 72. 

DREAM LOVER (Tarns, 71) ML 38" $15.00 

One of the finest of the new amoenas. Huge flowers with much 
ruffling. The closed standards are clean white with icy blue tint; dark 
blue-purple falls; pale yellow beard tipped blue. Well branched 
stalks with many buds. HM, '72. 

Gala Madrid $12.50 



DREAM SPUN (Gibson, '62) ML. 38" $2.00 

A blend of pinkish amethyst on white ground. The central area and 
the style-arms glow with a waxy, coppery tint. Beard is light yellow. 
Both standards and falls are waved and ruffled. Shown on page 34. 
HM, '63. 

DRESS SUIT (Spence, '68) M. 36" $2.50 

This newcomer in darks has standards of silky, deep bluish violet 
and rich, blue-black falls as lustrous as the coat of a seal. Well 
rounded in form, with many flowers per stem. Self colored beard. 
Shown on page 21. 

DUSKY DANCER (Luihn, '67) ML. 36" $7.50 

Very dark, well formed velvety, black-violet self including the beard. 
Wide petals, domed standards, with flaring swirling falls. Excellent 
substance and well branched stalks. HM, '68. Illustrated on page 9. 





After All $10.00 



DUTCH CHOCOLATE (Schreiner, 70) EM. 35" $7.50 

This Iris is a subtle blending of rich and intense deep chocolate and 
red brown with a hint of sultry, still deeper, chocolate. Blooms are 
flaring, color is sunfast, substance heavy. HM, '71 ; AM, '73. 

DUTCH MASTER fO. Brown, 72) M. 36" $20.00 

Deep butterscotch standards, well rounded, closed and ruffled. The 
broad ruffled falls of rich violet-purple have a half inch border of 
glowing brown. The beards are yellow. Fine branching and good bud 
count. HC, 71; HM, 73. 

EAGLE HARBOR (O. Brown, 71) ML. 37" $16.00 

Large, beautifully formed flowers of wisteria blue color with darker 
vivid blue beards. Heavy substance and flaring falls. Fine branching 
and excellent bud count. HC, '69 and 70. 

EDENITE (Plough, '59) EM. 35" $2.00 

"Sooty" black with a deep red undertone; a seedling of Sable Night. 
The uniform blackness of this flower immediately attracts all who 
see it in the garden. Domed standards and flaring falls. Blooms rather 
early. HM, '59; AM, '61. 



ELEANOR'S PRIDE (Watkins, '56) M. 38" $1 .00 

Majestic and beautifully branched, this powder-blue Iris has quality 
in every detail. A self of soft even tone, the full white beard pro- 
viding added attractiveness. Falls are wide and flaring, the whole 
flower nicely ruffled. HM, '56; AM, '58. Dykes Medal in '61. 

ELEGANT FARMER (Gaulter, '68) ML. 36" $3.00 

Appropriately nicknamed "The Moose" by its breeder . . . gigantic in 
size, a soft tan with a bluish blaze on the falls. The heavy orange 
beard ends with a thin, white dart. Sculptured in form, the standards 
upright and closed, the falls gracefully flaring and waved at the 
margins. If you like them big, but not coarse, try this one. Well 
branched. 

ELIZABETH STUART (B. Jones, 71) ML. 36" $17.50 

The ruffled standards are medium blush-pink. The wide flaring falls 
are lighter pink with a faint cinnamon shade at the haft. Beards are 
tangerine. Marvelous form and color and vigorous grower. HC, 70; 
HM, '72. 



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EL MONSOUR (Hall, '63) ML. 36" $2.00 

An immense greenish ivory Iris with amber lights and shadings. The 
thick petals are greenish amber on the under sides. The extra wide 
falls are crimped, ruffled and fringed at the edges. The orange-red 
beard gives the heart of the flower a very warm glow. Wonderful 
branching and long season of bloom. HM, '65. 

ENCHANTED VIOLET (Hamblen, '58) M. 36" $1 .00 

This striking creation is unique for the combination of pink and 
orchid tints in the heart of the flower. It is a lovely shade of light 
violet, slightly ruffled, and the heavy beard is fiery tangerine-red. 
HM, '58; AM, '60. Illustrated on page 53. 

ESTHER FAY (Fay, '61 ) M. 35" $2.00 

A beautiful pink self, large in size, ruffled and broad petaled. This is 
new and a favorite of one of America's best known producers of 
quality originations. A bright, reddish-pink beard makes the center 
glow. HM, '62; AM, '64. 







Silence $7.50 



ETCHED APRICOT (Gibson, '67) M. 30" $3.00 

Warm golden apricot color, the standards without markings and 
the falls creamy ivory in the center with fine etchings of apricot. None 
of the many other Gibson plicatas match this most attractive hue and 
the flower itself is absolute perfection in form. Extra large, 3-inch 
petal width and ideal ruffling and fluting are added features. Shown 
on page 35. 

ETERNAL FLAME (Schreiner, '67) L. 36" $5.00 

A larger, brighter Olympic Torch. Its deep bronze 
color rich and glistening. The beard is of the same 
matching color as the petals. Excellent branching 
and fine form. Being a late bloomer enhances its 
garden value. HM, '68. 

EVER AMETHYST (Powell, 70) ML. 34" $3.50 

Lacy amethyst self with gold beard tipped blue. The 
blooms are large and showy. Vigorous grower, well 
branched and good breeder. 

EVER AND EVER (Hope, '62) EM. 36" $2.00 

Light orchid-violet, a peculiar shade not matched by any other Iris. 
The large flowers are symmetrically perfect and lightly ruffled. Very 
lovely indeed! HM, '64; AM, '66. 

FAIRLIGHT (J. Nelson, 70) VL. 36" $1 2.50 

Our picture on page 12 is an excellent likeness of this frilly, frothy, 
glittering rich gold and creamy white beauty. The standards, style 
arms and beard are all a uniform deep gold, as is the underside of the 
falls. These are creamy white in the center and are rimmed with a 
band of rich yellow. The upright, closed standards and ruffled flaring 
falls complete this gorgeous creation. 

FAIRY FABLE (Ernst, '61) ML. 36" $2.00 

This one, resulting from Lynn Hall crossed with May Hall combines 
the best features of both parents. The shade of pink is about midway 
between these two. The falls possess great width, extra thick sub- 
stance and are ruffled and waved at the margins. The heavy beard 
is deep tangerine-red. Shown on page 46. HM, '62. 

FAIRY ROSE (Schreiner, '64) L. 38" $2.50 
A giant size new one from Amethyst Flame and Pretty Carol. Massive 
in all its parts, a rich rose self in color, it is an especially effective 
garden subject. 

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FASHION FLING (Hall, '65) ML. 36" $2.50 

A fresh and brilliant shade of pink with a suggestion of tints ranging 
from cerise to blight orchid. The standards are upright and domed, 
the falls very wide and flaring with ruffles on all petals. There is a 
special luminous quality about this Iris which makes it appear as if 
fashioned from glass or porcelain. Slight shading of yellow on the 
haft and the beard is deep orange. HM. '66. See page 46. 

FIREBALL (Schreiner, '67) M. 37" $2.50 

Glowing deep red. Glean flaring form. Exceptionally heavy substance 
and glossy sheen. Excellent height and four way branching. HM, "(58. 

FLAMING DRAGON (Fay, '66) ML. 34" $3.00 

Very recently these bright, rich, luscious apricot-orange introductions 
have sprung into prominence and added much to the color range 
available in an Iris planting. This one is enlivened with a coral-red 
beard. Large, well spaced flowers. HM. '67. 

FLAMINGO BLUES (Hamblen, '73) EM. 38" $20.00 

Beautifully formed flowers with palest blue standards, deeper toned 
falls, and wide bright beards of cerise-red. Heavilv substanced and 
tall well branched stalks. HG. 71. 

FLAMINGO LAKE (Muhlestein, '69) ML. 40" $5.00 

Fine pink and blue amoena. Nicely formed flowers of good size with 
lovely clean peach-pink standards and smooth orchiil blue falls. A 
rich tangerine beard on strong, well branched stalks. 

FLASHING GEM (Gibson, '63) M. 40" $2.50 

Very tall and very large bright yellow with a band of bright rose- 
purple surrounding each fall. The standards are yellow shading into 
the same rose-purple trim on the falls. Widely branched and blooms 
over a very long season. HM. '66. Pictured on page 48. 

FLORADORA FLOUNCE (Gibson, '64) M. 34" $3.00 

The large, silky standards are extra broad and closed, beautifulh 
ruffled, a solid, metallic light brown. Falls are extra wide, striated 
and dotted deep nutmeg on cream, deeper at the margins and the 
beard is orange. The entire flower is flounced and ruffled. HM, '65. 
See page 37. 

FLUTED LIME (Noyd, '66) M. 32" $3.00 
Greenish tinted chartreuse, standards and falls the same shade but 
with a white crest at the end of the beard. There is a slightly darker 
greenish mid-rib. Truly a step in the direction of the "green" Iris. 
Flowers are large and form is excellent. HM, '67. See page 26. 

FOAMING SEAS (Stevens, '60) EM. 36" $1 .00 

A frothy, ruffly light blue with deeper veins, suggestive of the churn- 
ing surf against a rocky shore. The beard is bluewhite. Massive flowers, 
widely spreading in form. HM, '60. 

FRONTIER MARSHALL (Schreiner, '65) EM. 36" $2.50 

The answer to a wish for a really big, outstanding red Iris. The color 
is a uniform shade of crimson lake, the wide petaled flowers devoid of 
veins and the stems stiff and well branched. HM, '66; AM, '68. See 
page 27. 

FROST and FLAME (Hall, '57) EM. 38" $1 .00 

Mr. Hall worked for several years in an effort to bring out a faultless 
white with the tangerine beard so closely associated with the flamingo- 
pinks. And here we have it! The flowers are large, the stiff stems 
reach four feet, and the thick petals are as clean and white as a sheet. 

HM, '57; AM, '59. See page .52. 

FUJI'S MANTLE (Schreiner, '66) ML. 35" $4.00 

With blue-white standards and flaring falls of white shading to pale 
blue toward the margins, this flower suggests the classic beauty of 
snow capped Mt. Fuji in Japan as it rises from the lower haze. HM, 
'67; AM, '69. 



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CULTURE OF BEARDED IRIS 



Irises prefer full sun but will grow and bloom well if given half 
a day of sunlight. The bearded iris will not tolerate wet feet and 
the gardener can avoid many problems by providing good drainage. 

Irises will grow in any good garden soil. If other plants make 
good growth in your garden, irises will flourish in it. But extra food 
is necessary for best growth and bloom. For the new planting a 
balanced chemical fertilizer can be dug into the soil at the rate of 
one ounce per square foot, if this is done three weeks before the 
plants are set in. Half this amount should be used if it is added just 
before planting time. Large quantities of well-rotted compost or 
well-rotted manure are good additions but should be placed eight 
inches deep or dug into the soil and they should not be piled around 
the rhizome. It is good to combine the chemical fertilizer with the 
rotted materials and to dig both in together. In general, fertilizers 
high in nitrogen should be avoided. 

Each spring, after growth begins, one handful of granulated 
super phosphate plus two handfuls of agricultural gypsum can be 
sprinkled in a circle around each clump. A half ounce of balanced 
fertilizer may be substituted for the super phosphate. It is good to 
make these applications just before a rain, or to hose the plants *- 
clean of any fertilizer which has fallen on the new growth. 

Like many perennial plants, irises may be mo^ed at any time if 
proper care is taken. However, there is a best time to move them. 
This is during the dormant period which extends from soon after 
they bloom until the time when new growth develops. (It is for 
this reason that we ship in July, August and September.) If you 
move your irises within this period you will have the least trouble 
and the greatest success. 

Just one word of caution about injury is necessary. Since disease 
may enter through open wounds it is better to trim foliage away 
with shears rather than to tear it away, and to cut rhizomes apart 
; rather than to break them apart. Cut surfaces and injuries which 
do occur should be exposed to the sunlight for several hours before 
replanting. A light dusting of sulphur on such wounds is still fur- 
ther insurance against future troubles. 

Although your bloom should be fairly good the year after trans- 
planting, your best bloom will occur in the second to fourth years, 
I so do not divide your clumps too soon. But after three or four years 
the rhizomes will become crowded and should be dug, divided, 
and replanted. This is also the time to revitalize your soil by add- 
ing humus and fertilizer as was recommended for the new planting. 



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FULL DRESS (O. Brown, '60) M. 35" $1 .50 

Heavily laced bright yellow with saffron yellow beard. The flowers 
have domed standards and graceful, semi-flaring falls. Tall, strong 
stalks with fine branching. HM, '60. See page 36. 

FULL TIDE (O. Brown, 72) M. 38" $20.00 

Large, beautifully ruffled wisteria blue. Standards are closed and falls 
flare with grace. Beards are light yellow, deeper in the throat but 
with only pale blue showing. The well branched stalks and good 
bud count make for a popular garden subject. HC, '70; HM, '73. 

GALA GOWN (Corey, '59) M. 36" $1 .50 

Described as "melon color," a blend of apricot-tan and peach-pink. 
This is a self, even the beard harmonizing with this luscious but bril- 
liant tint. Large, rounded and slightly flaring; silky finish. HM, 59. 
Shown on page 48. 

GALA MADRID (L Peterson, '68) ML. 30" $1 2.00 

Wonderfully rich in color is this piquantly colored iris. Bewitching 
butterscotch-gold standards and falls of wine red trimmed with a 
fetching i/ 2 inch border of brownish red. Small blue flash gleams 
below yellow beard. A vibrant, lively color pattern. HM, '69; AM, '71. 
See page 14. 

GAY TRACERY (Gibson, '65) M. 34" $3.50 

A smoky amethyst on white, the etching on the falls being quite 
evenly distributed and the standards flushed rather than dotted or 
etched with white. The huge bronze style arms are a stunning fea- 
ture of this slightly sombre but artistically lovely flower. It is wide 
of petal and heavily fluted and ruffled. Very large. See page 35. 
HM, '66. 

GEORGIE ERNST (Hall, '62) M. 34" $2.00 

Fluffy pale pinkish lilac, or might be described as an orchid shade 
with a faint hint of blue in its make-up. Standards and falls are 
identical in color, the hafts lighter in tone and a tangerine beard 
literally sets the center on fire. Shown on page 54. 

GIANT ROSE (Schreiner, '59) ML. 40" $1 .00 

Possibly the largest Iris ever introduced, the blooms actually measur- 
ing 11 inches, from top to bottom! Color is a pleasing shade of lilac- 
rose with yellow glow at the heart. Beard is bright yellow. HM, '61. 

GINGERSNAP (Schreiner, '65) ML. 37" $4.00 

A most worthy Iris in rich and brilliant shades of brown. It is massive 
in size, both standards and falls exhibiting extreme width. Spicy and 
snappy, with a heavy orange-brown beard. HM, '66; AM, '68. See 
page 28. 

GLACIER GOLD (Wills, '63) ML. 36" $3.00 

This is one of the few varieties with clean white standards and rich, 
golden yellow falls. The large blooms are full petaled, rather rounded 
in form and of wax-like substance. 

GLAZED ORANGE (Schreiner, '69) E. 35" $7.50 

Orange crush in color with sunburst shadings. It is a luscious, bright 
color. Possesses vigorous growing habit and ideal flower form. Fine 
blooms well placed on branched stems. HM, '70. 

GLENBROOK (Gaulter, 72) M. 36" $1 5.00 

This flower is a light pink-orchid blend with tangerine beard. Clean 
giant blossom, with the smooth look, has very broad falls with a wide 
flare. The petals are slightly wavy and the form is perfection itself. 
Branching and bud count are of first-class in this display of excel- 
lence. Illustrated on page 8. 

GLENDALE (Gaulter, 72) ML. 36" $1 5.00 

This deep apricot-pink self has a leather-heavy substance. The color- 
ful deep tangerine beard seems to be reflected into the haft and style 
arms. These, and the edges of the entire flower, are very heavily 
laced and there is balanced placement of many large blooms on strong, 
well branched stems. The tightly crinkled edges of the standards 
enmesh at the top and the wide falls flare gracefully. Shown on page 
7. HM, '73. 




Citrine Charm $7.50 



GLISTENING SNOW (Schreiner, '63) M. 38" $2.00 

A very full-bodied flower with magnificent petal breadth and serene 
flaring form, nicely ruffled. As white as Celestial Snow and with the 
classic appearance of Cliffs of Dover. 

GLOWING ROSE (Swanson, 70) ML. 35" $12.50 

One of the very largest of all Iris. It is a self of glistening rose, with 
excellent form and extra broad standards and falls. The substance 
is like leather, good branching and holds up well in all weather. 

GOLDEN DELIGHT (E. Smith, '60) EM. 36" $2.00 

Surely one of the most outstanding yellows we have seen— large, 
glittering deep golden yellow, lacy and ruffled in both standards 
and falls. Even the style arms are fringed. This is from pink breeding. 
Shown on page 41. 



Saucy Sue $8.00 




GOLDEN FILIGREE (Gibson, '65) EM. 36" $1.50 

Light honey-tan standards heavily laced and crimped, even including 
style arms. The broad falls are creamy white, edged with the bright 
golden tan of the standards and the undersides are also golden 
flushed with tan. Creates a glittering and sparkling clump of massive 
but delicately fringed and laced blossoms on excellent stems. HM, '66. 
See page 34. 

GOLDEN GARLAND (Hall, '57) ML. 40" $1 .00 

A veritable giant on stalks fully four feet in height, blooming very 
late in the season. The flower has definite golden yellow standards 
and almost white falls bordered yellow. The lacework and crimped 
petals on both standards and falls are exceptional. HM, '57; AM, '59. 
Illustrated on page 51. 



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GOLDEN LARK (Gibson, '68) ML. 42" $3.50 

An orange-yellow self with ruffles and lace. The very large, golden 
yellow flowers create a dazzling array of sunshine from mid- 
season to fairly late. Elegant form and charm along with 
perfect balance of the entire blossom. See page 40. 

GOLDEN MASTERPIECE (E. Smith, '58) M. 36" $2.00 

A smooth, deep creamy yellow, shading somewhat lighter near the 
haft to an almost white blaze at the tip of the beard. Flowers are 
gigantic in size, with very wide falls and elegant ruffling. The name 
is fitting. HM, '59; AM, '62. See page 31. 

GOLDEN PLUNDER (Fay, 66) EM. 36" $3.50 

Deep lemon-gold, vibrant and lively, with a rich deep yellow beard. 
Big flowers of globular form on well branched stalks. Standards are 
closed and the petals are broad and heavy in texture. An outstanding 
yellow! HM, '67. 

GOLDEN SUNSHINE (Schreiner, '52) M. 38" $1.00 

Not deep golden, not lemon, but a clean, clear bright yellow of an 
intermediate tone. This is a big flower with wide petals and lovely 
form— "soft as sunshine on a spring day!" HM, '54; AM, '56. See 
page 50. 



Nightside $5.00 





Christmas Time $5.00 



GOLDEN YEARS (Hall, '61) M. 34" $1 .00 

A combination of lacy white fringed with gold. Given the name of 
"Golden Years" in fond recognition of the era into which Mr. Hall's 
long association with Iris is now fitted. Illustrated on page 52. HM, 
'62. 



GOLD PIECE (Schreiner, '59) M. 33" $1 .00 

Solid golden yellow with conical ruffled standards and vers spreading 
falls, poised as if in full flight. The leathery texture is derived from 
Inca Chief, a parent. The brilliant Golden Sunshine is also in its 
breeding. HM, '59. 



GONDOLIER (J. Nelson, 71) ML. 36" $12.50 

A very brilliant deep, glowing, red-purple self, a child of Doge of 
Venice and hence the name. Falls are exceptionally broad and clean 
and the beard is inconspicuous, adding to the one-color, rich effect. 
With plenty of branching and several large flowers to the stalk. Shown 
on page 8. HM, '73. 



GOODNESS (Babson, '62) M. 37" $2.50 
Truly magnificent cool white with a faint flush of blue over the 
entire heart of the flower. A powder blue beard adds a distinctive 
note. Blossoms are broad, rounded, and fully proportioned. Height 
3 feet or over. HM, '63; AM, '67. See page 30. 

GRACIE PFOST (E. Smith, '61) EM. 40" $2.00 

A new blend in shades of henna-brown and copper-rose, simph 
colossal in size. Colors are bright and the flowers are ideally formed, 
with the texture of satin. HM, '62; AM. '65. See page 39. 



GRAND RAPIDS (Tompkins, '66) ML. 38" $2.50 

A giant blend in brilliantly glistening shades of carmel, orange and 
copper, with an undertone of amber-rose. Beard is deep orange with 
a highlight of lilac at the tip. Wonderful form, the broad petals 
rounded and of heavy substance. Well branched. 




Spanish Gift $3.50 



GRAPE FESTIVAL (Gaulter, '69) M. 38" $7.50 

An Iris of stupendous proportions— one of the largest we have ever 
seen— in a shade resembling Concord grape juice. There is some 
bronze shading on the haft which is lit up with an almost white 
beard. Just a hint of bronze adorns the lace-edged falls. Shown on 
page 16. HM, '70. 



GREENAN CASTLE (Beattie, '71) ML. 38" $10.00 

A lovely icy pink of large size and extremely fine form. Very broad 
petals of good heavy substance. A deep rosy pink beard and long 
lasting blooms are other qualities of this fine Iris. 



GREEN QUEST (R. Brown, '60) ML. 36" $2.00 

We hear a great deal about "green Iris" these days but the term is 
largely an exaggeration. This one is actually bright primrose yellow 
with a chartreuse green cast. Added to the unusual color is perfec- 
tion of form, large size, perfect branching. HM, '62. See page 46. 

GYPSY JEWELS (Schreiner, '63) M. 35" $1 .50 

Here is a ruby to garnet red of different tonal value from any red in 
this catalog. Crisply flaring, remarkable heavy substance, and a 
plushy sheen on the falls, with no haft markings. HM, '64; AM, '66. 
Shown on page 47. 



GYPSY LULLABY fO. Brown, '6 1 ) M. 36" $1 .00 

Ruffled standards of butterscotch with a light violet flush; flaring 
very wide falls of medium red-violet shading to the color of the 
standards. This is distinctly different and has produced some novel 
seedlings. HM, '62; AM, '64. See page 53. 



HAWAIIAN BREEZE (Hall, '61) ML. 36" $1.50 

A delicately colored flower that is neither pink nor mauve, but is 
from pink breeding and could be called a pink blend. It is so differ- 
ent from others of this series, so enchanting in its pastel shadings 
and so excitingly unique. Large, well formed and nicely branched. 
See page 45. HM, '63. 



HEARTBREAKER (Hall, '64) ML. 36" $2.00 
A large, flaring pink self, with deep pink beard and a worthy mem- 
ber of the finest trio of pink Iris we have ever introduced from Mr. 
Hall. Heartbreaker has extra fine branching and flowers from mid- 
season to late. Shown on page 43. HM, '65. 

HEATHER HAWK (Gibson, '66) ML. 36" $3.00 

Almost pure white falls with a narrow band of pinkish copper and 
light plicata markings on the haft. The standards are pale copper 
shading into white, delicately ruffled and flounced. Style-arms and 
beard are a contrasting old gold tint. Large blooms. See page 20. 
HM, '68. 

HEAVENLY DAYS (Wickersham, '63) M. 36" $1.50 

Too many blues? Not with the quality, form, size and 
crisp clear June sky hue of this one! Standards are wide 
and upright, practically closed at the top, waved and of 
heavy substance. The falls are extra broad and flaring, set 
off with a creamy white beard. Good branching and very 
long lasting. See page 54. 

HENNA STITCHES (Gibson, '61) EM. 36" $1.00 

A very bright combination of frosty white and gleaming henna- 
copper. The petals are gracefully flounced and ruffled. A feature which 
enlivens this plicata is the metallic gleam of the reddish margins and 
stylearms. HM, '62. 

HENRY SHAW (C. Benson, '59) M. 38" $2.00 

A giant white, perfectly proportioned, crimped and ruffled and with 
a greenish undertone on the falls. The huge buds have a greenish 
cast and the beard is white. Many flowers and good branching. HM, 
'59; AM, '61. Best white Iris of 1965. See page 38. 

HIGH ABOVE (DeForesf, '61) M. 36" $1.50 

One of the late Fred DeForest's masterpieces. Color is pale sky blue, 
smooth and even, the texture like satin. Very spreading falls, waved 
at the edges, seven to nine blooms to the 36-inch stalk. HM, '62; AM, 
'64. See page 31. 

HIGH ESTEEM (Tompkins, '66) ML. 36" $3.50 

This is a new, beautifully formed, deep Peachglow pink with a bright 
coral-rose beard. The stems are ramrod stiff, perfectly branched and 
flowers from midseason to very late. Large flowers, elegantly ruffled. 
HM, '67. See page 40. 

Bright Herald $3.50 



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Camelot Rose $4.00 



HIGH LIFE (Schreiner, '64) L. 36" $2.50 

A spirited burgundy red plicata on the order of Karachi but both 
larger and taller than that fine variety. The giant, richly hued flowers 
resemble some rare tropical orchid. Late. HM, '65. Shown on page 33. 

HIGH PRAISE (Schreiner, '66) ML. 35" $3.00 

Truly the freshest, most vivid shade of blue-violet imaginable! Flowers 
are of fantastic breadth and the substance is stiff and glossy. Flaring 
form and fine branching. HM, '67. See page 24. 

African Queen $10.00 





Heather Hawk $3.00 

HIGH SIERRA (Gaulter, '67) ML. 38" $4.00 

We have seen a host of white Iris in our time and there are many 
truly magnificent ones listed in this catalog. This one, however, is 
so huge, so flawless, and so immaculate that after flowering it these 
past seasons we think it superior to any white we know. A complete 
self. HC, '66; HM, '68. See page 23. 

HOROSCOPE (Beattie, 71) ML. 26" $10.00 

This is a distinctly different color pattern in an Iris. The standards 
are medium violet and falls deep purple with a wire edging of the 
medium violet. Yellow beard tipped brown. Flower, stem and branch- 
ing in excellent proportion. HC, '66. 

HOT LIPS (Noyd, 71) ML. 38" $10.00 

A huge white with a full brushing of green gold over the hafts. A 
glowing red beard. This is a cross with Cherry Jubilee and Christ- 
mas Time. Very fine white. 

IN ORBIT (Gibson, '63) 30" $2.50 

A new pattern in plicatas, as regards both the combination of colors 
and the striking contrast between standards and falls. Standards are 
waved and fluted, solid tan with a flush of light violet; the ruffled 
falls striated and peppered deep plum on a white ground. Large 
flowers on stocky, well balanced stems. HM. '64. Sec page 39. 

IRENE BROWN (R. Brown, '60) EM. 36" $1 .50 

If you are looking for deep color in the pink class you will find it 
here! Clean and rich in tone, the coral red beard adding to its bright- 
ness. Large, fairly early. HM, '62. 

IRMA MELROSE (Deforest, '56) ML. 40" $1 .00 

Extra large lemon-yellow with faint plicata markings near the beard 
and throat. Although of unusual size the ruffled flowers are graceful 
and long lasting in rain or sun. Stems are very tall but strong and 
well branched. HM, '56. Shown on page 49. 



ISLAND HOLIDAY (Gibson, 70) ML. 36" 



$7.50 



A new bright and rich plicata pattern in golden buff. Standards are 
solid metallic orange-gold; the falls are broad and semi flaring, with 
an all-over delicate etching of cream and cinnamon. This is the first 
of this type to come from Jim Gibson. Large and extremely colorful. 



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Normandie $3.50 



IVORY GOWN (E. Smith, '63) M. 40" $2.00 

Lovely ivory-cream, almost white. Both standards and falls are very 
waved and frilled and the large flowers are well spaced. Pale yellow 
beard. HM, '66. 

JEAN SIBELIUS (C. Benson, '59) ML. 38" $1 .50 

One of the handsomest of all the blues and about as near perfection 
as any Iris can be. Clear and crisp steel blue, noble in carriage and 
of giant size. Well branched stalks. HM, '59; AM, '62. Picture page 47. 

JET FIRE (Tompkins, '64) ML. 38" $2.00 

A stunning and shockingly brilliant red plicata; snowy white falls 
heavily bordered solid bright red; tall, pointed standards of solid 
red, but white on the inside. White style arms tipped red and a rich 
orange-bronze beard. HM, '65. See page 34. 

JUDY MARSONETTE (Hall, 62) M. 34" $1 .50 

In addition to its luscious and smoothy uniform color the large 
blossoms are of tailored perfection in form, the falls semi-flaring and 
of thick texture. Beard is brilliant red-orange. Stems are stout, well 
branched. HM, '64. See page 50. 

JUNE MEREDITH (Muhlestein, '54) ML. 36" $1 .00 

A complete self of rich, deep pink. Color is uniform in both standards 
and falls; vivid and alive. Large flowers. HM, '54; AM, '56. See page 53. 

KAHILI (Schreiner, '61) ML. 36" $1 .00 

A big bright, contrasty variegata. Falls are deep, velvety maroon- 
brown; the standards are luminous pale gold deepening toward the 
edges. Style arms are stained with crimson and the beard is rich 
yellow. HM, '62. 

KARACHI (Schreiner, '58) ML. 35" $1 .00 

Wine-on-white plicata, it is more red than anything else; the only 
white appears as a patch in the center of the falls. Large, perfectly 
formed. HM, '58. See page 54. 

KILT LILT (Gibson, 70) M. 38" $1 5.00 

If you like ruffles, frills, fringes and lace in an Iris you will have 
hit the jack-pot with this most striking and truly unusual novelty. 
The standards are a glowing blend of rich apricot and gold. Falls 
are maroon red on gold, heavily textured, folded and pleated. Reverse 
of the petals is greenish old gold, and this extends over to the outer 
surface, giving the flower a bi-tone effect. Massive blooms on heavy, 
well-branched stems. HM, 71; AM, 73. Shown on page 6. 



Natchez Trace $6.00 




Merry Madcap $5.00 




LATIN LOVER (Snoop, '69) M. 36" $12.50 

This wine and pink bicolor is most distinguished with its rich, velvety, 
grape-wine falls and a lavender-pink pin stripe around the edge. 
Standards lavender-pink, well closed— tangerine beard. Strong stalks 
and good growing habits. HM, '70; AM, '72. 

LAURIE (Gaulter, '66) ML. 36" $3.50 

Heavily laced lilac-rose-pink with a tangerine beard. The falls have 
extra wide hafts and are of thick porcelain-like substance. General 
color effect is a sort of "ashes of roses" but much brighter than that 
term would indicate. HM, '67; AM, '69. Shown on the back cover. 




Milestone $5.00 

LA NEGRA FLOR (Crosby, '57) M. 38" $1 .00 

The name means "Black Flower" in Spanish. Here is a tall, ruffled, 
very dark Iris which won the Primo Firenze Gold Medal in inter- 
national competition in Florence, Italy in 1959. HM, '58 

LA ROSITA (Hall, '60) M. 36" $2.00 

A large, broad petaled, soft uniform rose self. Area below the beard 
is paler, almost white, in center. Haft markings are not conspicuous, 
but give a rosy tan flush near the center of the flower. Beard is pale 
tangerine— not red. HM, '61. See page 45. 

LATE DATE (Ernst, '67) VL. 36" $3.00 

Illustrated on page 33 . . . and comes honestly by the name, since 
it is at its peak of bloom after almost all others have practically 
finished. Standards and falls are both white in the central areas and 
shade gradually to a uniform, bright violet-blue at the outer edges. 
Beard is white but glows slightly orange within the flower. This is a 
bi-tone blend and not in any sense a plicata. 



LAVANESQUE (Schreiner, '53) EM. 40" $1.00 

Color is an even shade of delicate orchid-pink, the very broad petals 
nicely ruffled, the beard and hafts rich gold. This is a very full-bodied 
flower in all its parts. HM, '55; AM, '59. See page 52. 

LEDA KNIGHT (Hinkle, '65) M. 34" $3.50 

Here is something new in the "bass viol" category of colors . . . ranging 
from deepest red-violet to sooty black. The extra broad petals are 
sleek and silky, elegantly ruffled. Beard is deep blue-violet lightly 
tipped orange-brown. HM, '66. See page 46. 

LICORICE STICK (Schreiner, '61) M. 40" $1.00 

A blue-black of exceptional size. A nugget of color richness in the 
Iris colorama. Even the beard is deep indigo. Although intensely 
dark, a velvety sheen imparts brightness to this unusually fine black. 
HM, '62; AM, '64. 

LIGHTNING RIDGE (O. Brown, '66) EM. 38" $5.00 

Ruffled, closed standards of peach pink with a bit of orchid at the 
base. Ruffled semi-flaring falls of bright violet rose blending to light 
blue around the vivid red beard. AM, '70. 

LILAC CHAMPAGNE (Hamblen, '65) EM. 38" $2.50 

This is a new color pattern in bi-colors. Standards are light yellow, 
as are the style-arms, and the wide falls are solid violet-blue with 
a bit of soft yellow on the haft. The beard is yellow. Well branched. 
HM, '66; AM, '68. See page 49. 



Baccarat $3.50 



Tinsel Town $7.50 








High Sierra $4.00 

LILAC FESTIVAL (Plough, '59) EM. 33" $2.00 

A classic, lightly ruffled, wide petaled, light orchid self including the 
beard which is almost white. The entire flower has a silvery appear- 
ance. Truly a masterpiece in delicacy of tone, form and size. HM, '59; 
AM, '63. Picture page 44. 

LILAC MIST (Luihn, '69) EM. 36" $7.50 

A classically formed iris with a dream like soft lilac lavender color. 
A self with white beard tipped cream. Beautifully formed, broad 
petaled, lightly fluted blooms are displayed on strong, well branched 
stalks. HM, '70. See page 10. 

LITTLE DOLLY (Hall, '61) M. 20" $2.00 

An intensely colored, medium size, brilliant true pink. Slender of 
stem, reaching a height of about 20 inches, it is loaded with flowers 
and lasts and lasts. This has found enthusiastic acceptance in Median 
Iris circles. HM, '62. See page 44. 



Stepping Out $2.50 

LIME FIZZ (Schreiner, '69) E. 35" $7.50 

That light greenish yellow that always has everyone drooling and 
here presented at its very best. Wide petaled flowers have lots of 
lace all around the edges and plenty of style, too. HM, 70; AM, '72. 

LORNA LEE (Gibson, '66) EM. 40" $3.00 

A true pink, well branched and with so many flowers per stem that it 
blooms for almost three weeks. Blossoms are very large, the falls 
wide and horizontally held, with tangerine beard. Grand champion 
and winner of the Premio Firenze Medal in Italy in 1965. Shown 
on page 33. HM, '67. 

LORNA LYNN (Plough, '61) ML. 35" $1 .00 

This is a luscious blend of salmon, pink and apricot. The large flowers 
are flaring and there is a yellow flush below the bright Saturn-red 
beard. Very long blooming season. HM '63. 



Debby Rairdon $5.00 Rippling Waters $3.00 




Orinda $5.00 




MARIE PHILLIPS (Tell, '63) ML. 36" $1 .50 

A complete self of light Wisteria violet, an enchanting shade hard to 
describe. Beard is the same color. The nearest thing to this is Lilac 
Festival, which is somewhat lighter. Domed standards and flaring 
falls, lightly ruffled. HM. - 64; AM, '66. See page 41. 



MARTEL (Tell, '62) ML. 36" 



$1.50 



LOVELY LETTY (Hall, '60) EM. $1 .00 

Bright violet-blue with very brilliant tangerine beard, 30-32 inches 
tall, with many flowers. Very flaring falls, standing almost horizontal 
—a fine feature for an Iris of medium height. Self colored except for 
the fiery beard. HM, '61. 

LOVE WITH LACE ( Plough, 7 1 ) ML. 36" $20.00 

Delicate light pink self, with ruffled, closed and lacy standards. Falls 
are ruffled, fluted and heavily laced. Style arms wide and beard 
carrot red with pink tip. Large flowers well branched and very 
appealing. Shown on page 5. 



LUCKY NUMBER (Noyd, 70) M. 34" 



$17.50 



A reverse pink amoena. Standards are medium pink and falls are 
white edged pink. The beards are tangerine, good substance and well 
branched. HM, '72. 

LUNAR FIRE (Hall, '63) M. 36" $1 .50 

Featured in color on page 47 ... a big, spreading, lace-edged flower 
of golden amber hues, the sharply contrasting beard a blazing tan- 
gerine red. In addition to form and size it has petals of extra heavy 
thickness and very stout well branched stems. HM, '64. 

LUSTY SONG (Gibson, '66) ML. 36" $2.00 

A unique shade of Burgundy on white, the falls very squarely held, 
thick in substance, with just a narrow band of bright Burgundy. The 
conical standards are almost solidly colored Burgundy, matching the 
band on the falls. Large, ideally branched. Shown on page 41. 

LYNN HALL (Hall, '57) M. 36" $1 .50 

Invariably draws a crowd of admirers. A very deep and uniform shade 
of luscious pink. It flowers freely, is beautifully branched and grows 
and increases vigorously. HM, '57; AM, '59. See page 51. 

MAD MAID (Gibson, '66) M. 34" $2.00 

A novel plicata that has reddish-tan standards, and 
white ground falls bordered copper, which shades into 
reddish-brown markings. Really different and good! 
HM, '67. Shown on page 29. 

MARGARITA (Schreiner, '68) ML. 37" $5.00 

This is a rather startling and unique new Iris with crys- 
tal white standards and contrasting falls of sumptuous, 
velvety blue-purple. Entirely different from such things 
as the old Wabash or Gaylord type, a huge flower with 
wide petals and graceful ruffling. The beard is practically 
white. HM, '69. See page 26. 

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A deep and rich sultry blend of red, maroon and violet with a yellow 
beard. Width of petals, smoothness, substance and ruffling add to its 
high quality. HM. '63; AM, '65. See page 47. 

MARTINIQUE (B. Jones, 70) M. 34" $5.00 

Hyacinth blue with standards slightly lighter. The beard tangerine 
tipped amethyst. Plenty of ruffles with excellent form. Vigorous 
grower. HM. 72. 

MARY FRANCES (Gaulier, 73) M. 38" $20.00 

This is a lovely light blue-orchid self with white-centered falls. It has 
a white beard lightly touched with yellow. The falls are wide and 
nicely flaring with standards closing gently in a round, wavy top. Tall 
with good branching and a long season of bloom. The hybridizer 
considers this his finest seedling. Shown on our front cover. 

MATINATA (Schreiner, '68) ML. 39" $6.00 

Absolute perfection in a dark, violet-black Iris. This is a complete 
self, including the beard. Classic in form, the standards upright and 
closed, the falls very broad and velvety and devoid of haft markings, 
a robust flower. 7 to 9 buds to the stem. HM, '69; AM, '71. 

MAUVE MINK (Hall, '61 ) M. 36" $1 .50 

This is pretty much a self— a bewitching shade of rosy lilac and a 
hint of blue with a red-orange beard. Note the opulence of the 
ruffled standards and the breadth of the spreading falls. Flowers are 
large in size, well branched stalks. Shown on page 53. HM, '62. 

MAY MELODY (Hamblen, '65) EM. 36" $2.00 

Standards are yellow, flushed pink; falls clean white, bordered 
deeper yellow. The beard is heavy and of a fiery red-orange. Falls 
are ruffled and flaring. HM, '66; AM, '69. Shown on page 38. 



High Praise $3.00 




MEGGIE (Gaulter, 70) M. 36" $10.00 

A uniform shade of bright rose in both standards and falls. Even the 
style arms are of this same rose tint. The hafts carry a contrasting 
wash of rose-purple and this in turn is lit with a very thick, fiery 
deep orange-red beard. The falls are especially wide and flaring, the 
standards upright and closed. Extra large flowers on perfectly branched 
stems. HM, '71. See page 15. 

MEMPHIS LASS (Schortman, '57) M. $1 .00 

A very ruffled white plicata, with rose to Burgundy markings on the 
clean white falls and standards of almost solid Burgundy-rose. Big 
fully formed flowers on 38-inch stems. One of the "5 Iris of the Year" 
for 1967. 

MEREDITH HUES (Powell, '69) ML. 34" $7.50 

Wide, nicely ruffled bitone with standards of oyster white and falls of 
blended carmine and maroon, edged in pinkish white. Quite different. 

MERRY MADCAP (Gibson, '69) M. 34" $5.00 

Bright mahogany-red-brown, very uniform in color, with the center 
of the falls a warm, creamy hue. Petals are decidely ruffled, very wide 
and full, the edges of the falls seemingly folded as if designed of 
drapery fabric. Nicely branched. See page 21. 

MILADY (Moldovan, '66) ML. 34" $2.50 

A deep pink self with an underlying bluish cast. The beard is tan- 
gerine-red. Standards are domed and the broad falls are semi-flaring. 
Clean and fresh looking with large blooms. HM, '67. 

MILESTONE (Plough, '65) EML. 36" $5.00 

A combination of butterscotch yellow standards and dahlia purple 
falls, the hafts overlaid brown. A blue blaze in the center of the falls 
extends up to and under the beard. HM, '66; AM, '68. Picture on 
page 22. 

MILLIONAIRE (Brizendine, '58) ML. 36" $1 .00 

Glamorous light golden brown self, the standards a shade lighter than 
the falls. There is a metallic shine to the ruffled petals and this gives 
it much more life than the usual brown or tan varieties. HM, '58; 
AM, '60. See page 54. 

MISS INDIANA (Cook, '61) M. 36" $3.00 

An enchanting amoena with conical white standards, lightly tinted 
blue, and contrasting rich, violet-blue falls. Wide, ruffled, flaring form, 
low branched. Lovely. HM, '62; AM, '64. Pictured on page 32. 




MISSION SUNSET (Bro. Charles, '63) M. 36" $2.00 

This is derived from Celestial Glory and is in the same brilliant 
orange color range. Described by some as "golden apricot." Mission 
Sunset carries a hint of pink and a touch of chartreuse on the falls. 
Beard is deep red and petals are lightly ruffled. HM, '64; AM, '66. 
See page 47. 

MOD MODE (Gibson, 70) M. 38" $7.50 

A whole series of stitched, dotted and etched seedlings has come along 
from crosses using April Melody as one parent. It is a very delicate 
light shade of pink, almost white, with a fine pattern of deeper 
pinkish etching. Ideal form, opulent bloom and tall, well branched 
stalks contribute to its alluring charm. See page 16. HM, '72. 

MORNING BREEZE (Fay, '63) EM. 34" $2.50 

Related to Rippling Waters, lighter in tone but in the same elusive, 
pale blue-orchid and cream combination of merged tints. Ruffled 
flowers with brilliant beards. HM '64. 




MUSIC HALL (Hamblen, '67) EM. 36" $3.50 

A delicate peach tinted pink with a deeper pink beard. Ruffled and 
fluted blossoms of lovely form, large size and heavy substance. A 
vigorous grower and a most popular color. HM, '68. 

MUSIC MAKER (Wafers, '63) EM. 34" $2.50 

The much heralded supreme blue which some critics have judged 
as the very best, particularly in form and color, of any blue Iris thus 
far. A sky blue self, wide petaled, gracefully ruffled, on stout 34-inch 
stems. HM, '64; AM, '66. 

NATCHEZ TRACE (Wills, '69) ML. 34" $6.00 

This velvety-brown has rose-red standards, conical in form and closed 
at the top; falls of rich crimson-brown velvet with smooth, unmarked 
hafts adorned with a heavy bronze-orange beard. Flowers are very 
large, the stalks well branched. See page 21. 

NATIVE CHIEF (Gibson, '66) ML. 34" $2.00 

Yellowish tan or "buckskin" colored standards, very ruffled and full, 
and white falls bordered with the same soft tan of the standards over 
ivory white. Shown on page 35. 

NEON RAINBOW (Schreiner, 71) ML. 40" $12.50 

A symphony of gold, bronzy tan, peach-pink and apricot with a blue 
signal below the orange beard. Strong stems carry up to four open 
blossoms which flare gracefully. HC, '70. See page 26. 

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Fluted Lime $3.00 



Margarita $5.00 



NEW MOON (Sexton, '68) M. 36" $7.50 

Large and smoothly finished lemon yellow with self beard. Beautiful 
form with broad, heavily substanced petals, closed standards, and 
flaring falls. Well branched. HM. '69; AM, 71. Dykes Medal, 73. 
See page 2. 

NEWPORT (Schreiner, '63) EM. 38" $1 .00 

The bluest of blue plicatas, the snowy background edged a delightful 
cerulean blue. It is brighter than Rococo and the colors are in sharper 
contrast. Tall, large and well branched. Early. HM, '66. 



NIGHT OWL (Schreiner, '70) ML. 38" $1 0.00 

Perfectly formed black with self beard. Large RUFFLED blooms 
with lilting flare. Smoothlv finished, with exceptional branching. 
HM, 71; AM, 73. 

NIGHTSIDE (Schreiner, '67) M. 38" $5.00 

Another of those very rich, sultry, silk-sheened blue-black gems from 
this well known source of outstanding and very popular black Iris. 
Not actually black, of course, but nearly so, including the beard. 
Perfect on all accounts. HM. '68. See page 18. 



Neon Rainbow $12.50 



Royal Tapestry $3.00 




Cup Race $4.00 

NIGHT SONG (Luihn, '65) ML 38" $3.00 
A sultry black from Dark Fury and Black Talfeta. Heavily ruffled and 
velvety, the beard matching the deluxe richness of the standards and 
falls. 38 inches. HM, '66. 



NOBLEMAN (Babson, 70) ML 40" $12.50 

Silky dark ultra-marine violet self. All petals very wide, fluted and 
ruffled. The substance is excellent and the branching ideal. Tall and 
stately confirms its true nobility. HM. '72. 



Smart Barbara $7.50 





Diplomat $3.50 







Sunny Splendor $3.00 



African Queen 


$10.00 


Arctic Fury 


2.00 


After All 


10.00 


August Moon 


2.00 


Alaskan Crown 


3.00 


Babbling Brook 


4.00 


Amigo's Guitar 


3.50 


Baccarat 


3.50 


Angel Bright 


5.00 


Barry Morell 


6.00 


Apricot Blaze 


12.50 


Basic Black 


10.00 


April Melody 


3.50 


Bayberry Candle 


7.50 


Arctic Flame 


2.00 


Black Bart 


7.50 



Gingersnap $4.00 



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It works like this: from the following list of 266 varieties 
you select a minimum of $25 worth — one of a kind — 
and choose an equal amount in value, FREE! For examp 




Blue Alabaster 15.00 

Blue Formal 2.00 

Blue Mink 20.00 

Blue Mountains 2.50 

Blushing Beauty 2.00 

Bonanza Belle 12.50 

Brave Viking 2.00 

Breaking Dawn 12.50 

Breathless 2.50 

Bright Herald 3.50 

Brightside 2.50 

Brilliant Star 2.00 

Brimstone 15.00 

Bristol Gem 3.50 

Burning Desire 7.50 

Caliente 5.00 

Camelot Rose 4.00 

Cape Town 3.50 

Carolina Delight 7.50 

Carolina Dusk 5.00 

Carolina Gold 15.00 

Cashmere 2.50 

Casino Queen 15.00 

Cataldo 6.00 

Chalk Talk 9.00 

Chapeau 10.00 

Charmaine 5.00 

Cherokee Princess 15.00 

Cherry Jubilee 7.50 

Chinese Coral 3.00 

Christmas Time 5.00 

Cimarron Strip 7.50 

Citrine Charm 7.50 

Claudia Rene 2.00 

Close Up 15.00 

Cloud Baron 10.00 

Cloud Capers 2.50 

College Queen 2.00 

Cosmopolitan 20.00 

Country Music 12.00 

Crinkled Beauty 3.00 

Cross Country 2.00 

Cup Race 4.00 

Dancing Rill 2.00 

Dandelion Days 10.00 

Dark Ritual 15.00 

Dawn Crest 2.00 

Debby Rairdon 5.00 

Debra Suzanne 8.00 

Decolletage 7.50 

Denver Dawn 3.00 

Diplomat 3.50 

Doge of Venice 2.00 

Dover Beach 12.50 

Dream Lover 15.00 

Dream Spun 2.00 

Dress Suit 2.50 

Dusky Dancer 7.50 



Dutch Chocolate 7.50 

Dutch Master 20.00 

Eagle Harbor 16.00 

Edenite 2.00 

Elegant Farmer 3.00 

Elizabeth Stuart 17.50 

Esther Fay 2.00 

Etched Apricot 3.00 

Eternal Flame 5.00 

Ever Amethyst 3.50 

Fairlight 12.50 

Fairy Fable 2.00 

Fairy Rose 2.50 

Fashion Fling 2.50 

Fireball " 2.50 

Flaming Dragon 3.00 

Flamingo Blues 20.00 

Flamingo Lake 5.00 

Flashing Gem 2.50 

Floradora Flounce 3.00 

Fluted Lime 3.00 

Frontier Marshall 2.50 

Fuji's Mantle 4.00 

Full Tide 20.00 

Gala Madrid 12.00 

Gay Tracery 3.50 

Georgie Ernst 2.00 

Gingersnap 4.00 

Glacier Gold 3.00 

Glazed Orange 7.50 

Glenbrook 15.00 

Glendale 15.00 

Glistening Snow 2.00 

Glowing Rose 12.50 

Golden Delight 2.00 

Golden Lark 3.50 
Golden Masterpiece 2.00 

Golden Plunder 3.50 

Gondolier 12.50 

Goodness 2.50 

Gracie Pfost 2.00 

Grand Rapids 2.50 

Grape Festival 7.50 

Greenan Castle 10.00 

Green Quest 2.00 

Heartbreaker 2.00 

Heather Hawk 3.00 

Henry Shaw 2.00 

High Esteem 3.50 

High Life 2.50 

High Praise 3.00 

High Sierra 4.00 

Horoscope 10.00 

Hot Lips 10.00 

In Orbit 2.50 

Island Holiday 7.50 

Ivory Gown 2.00 

Jet Fire 2.00 



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$25 will get you $50 worth 
$50 will pay for $100 worth 
$40 will buy $80 worth 



This offer is limited 
to these 266 kinds only. 
Minimum selection 
$50 worth . . . 
payment $25 or more. 



Kilt Lilt 


15.00 


Pink Pussycat 


10.00 


Late Date 


3.00 


Pink Sleigh 


15.00 


Latin Lover 


12.50 


Pizzazz 


10.00 


Laurie 


3.50 


Post Time 


12.50 


Leda Knight 


3.50 


Praise the Lord 


20.00 


Lightning Ridge 


5.00 


Pretty Please 


25.00 


Lilac Champagne 


2.50 


Pride of Ireland 


20.00 


Lilac Festival 


2.00 


Primrose Path 


2.00 


Lilac Mist 


7.50 


Prince Indigo 


2.00 


Lime Fizz 


7.50 


Proud Land 


10.00 


Little Dolly 


2.00 


Radiant Apogee 


3.50 


Lorna Lee 


3.00 


Rare Wine 


15.00 


Love with Lace 


20.00 


Raspberry Ripples 


8.00 


Lucky Number 


17.50 


Real Delight 


2.00 


Lusty Song 


2.00 


Red Ginger 


15.00 


Mad Maid 


2.00 


Rippling Rose 


8.00 


Ma rgarita 


5.00 


Rippling Waters 


3.00 


Martinique 


5.00 


Rocket Rust 


2.00 


Matinata 


6.00 


Rose Kingdom 


7.50 


May Melody 


2.00 


Roses in Snow 


4.00 


Meggie 


10.00 


Round Dance 


7.50 


Meredith Hues 


7.50 


Royal Gold 


7.50 


Merry Madcap 


5.00 


Royal Heritage 


7.50 


Milady 


2.50 


Royal Tapestry 


3.00 


Milestone 


5.00 


Royal Touch 


5.00 


Miss Indiana 


3.00 


Royal Trumpeter 


15.00 


Mission Sunset 


2.00 


Sacred Mountain 


3.50 


Mod Mode 


7.50 


San Leandro 


5.00 


Morning Breeze 


2.50 


Sapphire Hills 


12.50 


Music Hall 


3.50 


Saucy Sue 


8.00 


Music Maker 


2.50 


Seashell Music 


2.00 


Natchez Trace 


6.00 


Sea Venture 


15.00 


Native Chief 


2.00 


Shipshape 


10.00 


Neon Rainbow 


12.50 


Sierra Dawn 


8.00 


New Moon 


7.50 


Silence 


7.50 


Night Owl 


10.00 


Skywatch 


8.00 


Nightside 


5.00 


Smart Barbara 


7.50 


Night Song 


3.00 


Snow Cloud 


10.00 


Nobleman 


12.50 


Southern Comfort 


2.50 


Normandie 


3.50 


Spanish Gift 


3.50 


Olympic Torch 


2.00 


Sparkling Champagne 2.00 


One Desire 


2.50 


Splash O' Pink 


2.00 


On Target 


3.50 


Starburst 


3.50 


Opening Night 


15.00 


Stepping Out 


2.50 


Orange Chariot 


2.50 


Sterling Silver 


2.00 


Orange Parade 


3.00 


Summer Silk 


12.50 


Orchid Frost 


15.00 


Sunlit 


4.00 


Orinda 


5.00 


Sunny Splendor 


3.00 


Outreach 


12.50 


Swahili 


5.00 


Out Yonder 


6.00 


Tahiti Sunrise 


2.00 


Ovation 


15.00 


Tanya 


3.50 


Pacifica 


3.50 


Tawny Mink 


3.00 


Pacific Panorama 


2.00 


Tiburon 


12.50 


Palisades 


3.50 


Timeless Beauty 


15.00 


Parisian Blue 


2.50 


Tinsel Town 


7.50 


Picardy 


7.50 


Tipperary 


15.00 


Pink Ballet 


8.00 


Top Billing 


7.50 


Pink Divinity 


3.00 


Touche 


10.00 




Mad Maid $2.00 



Town and Country 

Tropical Night 

Ultralure 

Ultrapoise 

Uproar 

Vegas 

Veneration 

Vitafire 

Wandering Rainbow 



12.50 
7.50 
3.50 
2.50 
10.00 
15.00 
10.00 
5.00 
3.50 



War Lord 
Warm Laughte 
Wenatchee Va 
West Coast 
White Taffeta 
Wild Apache 
Wine & Rose 
Winter Olympi 
Yellow Gold 



Wandering Rainbow $3.50 




Goodness $2.50 



Amigo's Guitar $3.50 



NORMANDIE (Gaulter, '68) ML. 38" $3.50 

Light lavender-lilac, shading to near white in the center of the falls. 
The contrasting yellow to tangerine beard enlivens the soft, pastel 
tone of the big, broad petaled blossoms, the falls of which almost 
touch each other. Here is beauty, polish and grace in an Iris, the 
color of which may not seem so exciting in print . . . but it is really 
super! Shown on page 21. 

OLYMPIC TORCH (Schreiner, '58) L. 40" $2.00 

This grand coppery yellow-bronze has great size, moderate ruffling, 
lovely even coloring, and perfect height and branching. HM, '58; 
AM, '60. Illustrated on page 42. 

ONE DESIRE (Schoop, '60) EM. 34" $2.50 

Nearly all pink Iris carry a certain amount of peach, salmon or 
apricot blended together. Here is one which is devoid of these in- 
fluences and in some quarters is regarded as the nearest approach 
to real pink. Color is rich and deep with beard in harmony. HM, 
'60; AM, '63. 



ON TARGET (Knopf, '70) ML. 36" $3.50 

A distinctive lemon yellow self. Nicely ruffled form and heavy sub- 
stance. Very smooth texture Iris and excellent bud placement. 

OPENING NIGHT (Gibson, 70) M. 38" $1 5.00 

This is the first "black" Iris we ever introduced. Without any claim 
that this one is the very best of all, we do know that it has had so 
much favorable comment from those who have seen it. A near black 
flower of colossal size, with very wide, spreading falls, ruffled and 
fluted, not laced, and with a deep violet beard. Heavy, stout, well 
branched stalks with many blossoms. HM, '71. See page 6. 

ORANGE BANNER (Waters, '55) M. $1 .00 

Handsome and brilliant orange-yellow of very large size. The heavy 
beard is slightly deeper in shade than the rest of the flower. Petals 
are broad and well formed. 34 inches. HM '55. 



Seashell Music $2.00 



Alaskan Crown $3.00 



Golden Masterpiece $2.00 



High Above $1.50 



ORANGE CHARIOT (Fay, '64) M. 34" $2.50 

Light orange, both standards and falls a uniform shade. Blossoms arc 
large, with wide petals, semi-flaring and thick in texture. The in- 
tense, tangerine-coral beard adds brilliance and appeal to the thrilling 
and captivating color. 

ORANGE JADE (Wise, '63) M. 36" $1 .50 

A deep golden orange self, near to true orange, including the beard. 
The form is excellent and the intense color should make it a striking 
clump in the garden. HM, '64. 

ORANGE PARADE (Hamblen, '61) EM. 36" $3.00 

A vivid and moderately laced and ruffled orange bi-tone, between 
Marigold and Spanish orange. A startling and rich orange effect. 
Wide, flaring falls and closed standards. Fairly early. HM, '62; AM, 
'64. Shown on page 38. 

ORCHID BROCADE (Rudolph, '65) EM. 36" $3.50 

Well named, because of its color and the extra heavy texture of the 
very broad petals. The general color effect is rich orchid-rose, with 
a slight beige flush. Fine in every way. HM, '66. AM, '68. Shown 
on page 37. 

ORCHID FROST (Luihn, 71) M. 36" $1 5.00 

Diamond dusted lavender-orchid with shrimp-pink beard. Beautifully 
ruffled. Strong stalks and vigorous grower. A beautiful flower. One 
can't go wrong with this one. See page 4. 

ORINDA (Gaulter, '68) ML. 36" $5.00 

A crisp, ruffled blend of rose and tan, smooth hafts of copper-brown 
on crisp, wavy falls of rose-lilac; the standards are ruffled and closed. 
Beard is orange-brown. HM, '70. See page 24. 

OUTREACH (J. Nelson, 71) E. 36" $12.50 

Among the first of the giant bearded to flower is this golden yellow 
and white. The broad falls are wavy and the stems carry so many 
big blossoms, that although blooming early, they continue past mid- 
season. The closed standards are deep gold, matching the sharply 
defined band of color around the edge of the flaring falls. Pictured 
on page 6. 

OUT YONDER (Wickersham, '69) L. 36" $6.00 

We like this best of all we have seen of this type . . . pale blue- 
almost white— standards and solid indigo blue falls with a slight 
violet cast. A bit of this deeper color extends part way upward along 
the mid-ribs of the standards. Perfect form, with domed standards 
and wide, flaring wavy falls. Well branched. Shown on page 31. 



OVATION (Tompkins, '69) ML. 38" $1 5.00 

One of the pinkest Iris in existence. Beautifully formed, heavily sub- 
stanced and long lasting. Its color makes all others seem pale. Good 
strong stalks and well branched. Also a good grower. 

PACIFICA (J. Nelson, '68) M. 36" $3.50 

This gigantic French blue with darker lavender-violet shading in 
the central area is derived from (Demctria x French Flair) x High 
Above. The falls are extremely wide and stand out almost horizon- 
tally. Beard is pale yellow tipped light blue. Many flowers to the stalk. 

PACIFIC PANORAMA (Sexfon, '60) M. 40" $2.00 

A spectacular sea-blue self of great-size and imposing carriage. The 
ruffled flowers are produced on 40-inch, well branched stems. Beard 
is yellow topped white. HM. '61; AM, '63. Dykes Medal, '65. Shown 
on page 46. 



PALISADES (Plough, '64) EM. 36" 



$3.50 



A new and relatively unfamiliar addition to the orange ranks. Stand- 
ards are pink to poppy-red, blending to tangerine-orange at the edges. 
Falls are orange with a pink area around the tangerine beard. Early 
to late. HM, '66. 



Out Yonder $6.00 





Cataldo $6.00 

PALOMINO (Hall, '52) EM. 36" $1 .00 

The falls are pale ivory with an amber-copper shoulder and thin 
band all the way around. Beard is like a bonfire. For size, form, 
substance, branching and truly marvelous color, this is indeed su- 
preme. HM, '52; AM, '54. 

PARISIAN BLUE (Schreiner, '65) ML. 40" $2.50 

Bright and uniform azure blue without haft markings and of serenely 
fashioned form. With petals of great width and 40-inch stems ideally 
branched, we think it probably the best of all the Schreiner blues. 
HM, '66. 




Southern Comfort $2.50 



PICARDY (Gaulier, 70) M. 36" $7.50 

A smoky, light amber-wine self with burnt orange beard. This could 
also be described as a sort of "ashes of roses" color. Extra large blos- 
soms, the falls wide and quite horizontal, the standards ruffled and 
nearly closed at the top. A quiet, subdued effect, but the beard adds 
life. Parentage, Laurie x Sib. 

PINK BALLET (Rudolph, '69) EM. 28" $8.00 

One of the new pinks from this famous hybridizer. Standards are a 
bluish dawn-pink and falls a clear peach-pink, with pronounced pink 
beard. Some ruffling, excellent branching and heavy substance. HC, 
'68; HM, 70. 

PINK CHIMES (Hall, '57) EM. 36" $1 .00 

This might be termed a "refined" Pink Sensation. The rich pink falls 
carry a smooth overlay of gold near the base of the standards. There 
is no veining and the beard is fiery tangerine. Prolific in growth and 
very free blooming. HM, '57. See page 55. 



Miss Indiana $3.00 



August Moon $2.00 




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PINK DIVINITY (Tarns, '67) M. 35" $3.00 

A self of bright medium pink with a flush of white down the center 
of the falls and around a vivid red beard. Wide flaring falls. Some- 
thing new in the field of pinks. HM, '68. 

PINK PUSSYCAT (Tompkins, '69) ML. 36" $10.00 

This is a clear, clean flower of rich true pink. A sister of Ovation this 
is in a much lighter shade of pink but is just as true, as to color. Lovely 
form with broad icy petals. HM, '72. 

PINK SLEIGH (Rudolph, 70) M. 30" $1 5.00 

This flower is a new shade of blue-pink with a touch of lavender in 
its makeup. It is beautifully ruffled in both standards and its wide 
flaring falls. The standards are lightly open glorified by its heavy 
red beard. HM, 71; AM, 73. 

PIZZAZZ (Tompkins, '69) ML. 40" $1 0.00 

Rich medium blue— near a true blue. Wide petals and flaring form. 
Strong stalks with exceptional branching. HM, 72. 

POST TIME (Schreiner, 71) M. 37" $12.50 

Magnificent, smooth coppery-red self with matching beard. One of 
the best new reds we have seen. Very sturdy tall stems with wonderful 
branching and many buds. HM, 72. 

PRAISE THE LORD (Boushay, 72) ML. 40" $20.00 

Deep moorish blue bitone. The falls are very wide with heavy sub- 
stance and some ruffling. Excellent branching with many buds and a 
pleasing, fragrance. Region 13 Convention Queen 1971. HC, 71; 
HM, 73. 

PRETTY CAROL (Hamblen, '59) ML. 36" $1 .50 

Lovely rich orchid self with a lighter area in the center of the falls, 
highlighted by a complementary tangerine beard. The large flowers 
are broad and fully formed, stalks heavy and well branched. One of 
the very best. HM, '59; AM, '61. 

PRETTY PLEASE (Tompkins, 72) ML. 38" $25.00 

An elegant, smooth rich pink with extremely heavy substanced 
flowers. Gracefully ruffled wide petals and perfectly domed standards. 
Horizontally flaring falls. Very sturdy stalks with fine branching. 

PRIDE OF IRELAND (Noyd, 71) ML. 38" $20.00 

A top ranking light green Iris with a touch of deeper green up the 
midribs of the standards, and underside of the falls. Certainly one of 
the finest in this green class. HM, 72. 



Wenatchee Valley $5.00 




Dream Spun $2.00 



Golden Filigree $1.50 



Rust $2.00 




PRIMROSE PATH (Framke, '63) EL. 39" $2.00 

Perfection in this cool, creamy, greenish yellow or primrose yellow 
class. Large, velvety and perfect in form. A real beauty and one which, 
once seen, is not soon forgotten. Very long blooming season. 

PRINCE INDIGO (Schreiner, '64) L. 38" $2.00 

Of richest pansy-violet hue, uniform in standards, falls and beard, 
with velvety-like pile on the falls and silken finish in the standards, 
here is truly an Iris supreme! Tall, generous in size, ideally branched. 
HM, '65; AM, '67. Shown on page 40. 

PROUD LAND (Tompkins, 70) EL. 38" $1 0.00 

A large flower of ultra dark and rich royal violet, almost black in 
its color depth. Flowers are proportioned with broad, rounded, domed 
standards and wide, rounded, almost overlapping falls that flare out 
boldly. A self even to the beard. 

RADIANT APOGEE (Gibson, '66) M. 36" $3.50 

If would be difficult to conjure up a more colorful or "attention 
getting" Iris than this. While a member of the plicata line, of course, 
it is devoid of much in the way of dots and stitches peculiar to its 
kinfolk. Standards are solid, bright deep yellow, with no markings. 
Falls are clear white in the center, banded deep gold with some 
brownish markings high on the haft. Beard is deep orange. Ruffled 
and well branched. Shown on the back cover. HM. '67; AM, '69. 

RAINBOW GOLD (Plough, '60) M. 34" $1.00 

Intense buttercup yellow, heavily laced and crimped at the margins, 
with an almost red beard. One of the very best and most popular. 
Large flowers. HM, '60; AM, '62. See page 55. 

RARE WINE (J. Nelson, 70) ML. 34" $1 5.00 

Here is something of stunning proportions— width of petals, overall 
stature— so much so that visitors to the Nelson garden could scarcely 
believe their eyes. A Wine and Roses combination, with 
rose-lavender standards and wine-red falls bordered same 
color as the standards. There is a medium line down the 
center of each fall. See page 13. 



RASPBERRY RAPTURE (Gibson, '62) E. 40' 



$2.00 



The color is especially clean anil sparkling and many others 
of similar shade look dull by comparison. One of the first to 
bloom. Large flowers, with tangerine beard. Shown page 55. 



Wild Apache $2.50 



Rococo $1.00 



RASPBERRY RIPPLES (Niswonger, '69) M. 36" $8.00 

Deep mulberry rose with a red beard. Semi-flared with some ruffling 
and very good substance. Fine plant proportion with four way branch- 
ing and a vigorous grower. AM, '72. 

REAL DELIGHT (Wafers, '60) M. 38" $2.00 

A huge and gorgeous blend of blush pink and deep apricot. Petals 
are broad and thick in texture, the falls flaring and supporting a 
heavy, bright red-orange beard. There is a greenish chartreuse glow 
within the flowers. HM. 'fiO. Shown on page 37. 



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RED GINGER (Boushay, 72) EM. 32" $15.00 

Oxblood red self with a distinct burnt orange beard. The texture of 
dark red velvet. The rich flaring falls have ideal form. Heavy sub- 
stance. 

RIBBON ROUND (Tompkins, '63) EML. 48" $1 .50 

Snow white and sharply contrasting blue. Huge in size, moderately 
ruffled and ideally branched on stems up to 48 inches in height. It is 
one of the first to come into flower and continues right through the 
season. HM, '64; AM, '66. Shown on page 53. 

RIPPLING ROSE (Gibson, 70) M. 36" $8.00 

The heavily ruffled and fluted blossoms are ivory white in the 
central area of the falls; the standards are basically white but shaded 
and mottled with the same rose-purple which borders the falls. 
Superb branching, on heavy stems. HM, '71. See page 13. 




Native Chief $2.00 



RIPPLING WATERS (Fay, '61) M. 36" $3.00 

Pale bluish-orchid, a shade difficult to describe but it certainly is not 
in any sense pink. The very bright tangerine beard, on a creamy 
ground, creates a dramatic and unusual effect. Big blossoms, flaring 
falls, with ripples, ruffles and frills. HM, '62; AM, '64. Dykes Medal, 
'66. Shown on page 23. 

ROBERT J. GRAVES (K. Smith, '58) M. $1 .00 

A gigantic late white with yellow beard. It is flawless in form with 
big closed standards and broad falls of enamel-like finish. Three to 
four-foot stems are ramrod straight and the branching is perfect. 

ROCKET RUST (Gibson, '63) ML. 36" $2.00 

Falls are bright rusty copper smoothly blended on a creamy ground, 
the standards solidly colored rusty copper. Lighter, brighter and 
much larger than Chinquapin but with some of the same hues and 
tints found in that fine plicata. Petals are thick, broad and lightly 
ruffled. HM, '64. See page 34. 

ROCOCO (Schreiner, '60) EM. 39" $1 .00 

Ruffled and fluted, giant plicata of bright blue on clean white, the 
blue pattern especially wide and heavy in the folds of the standards 
and falls. Beard is deep yellow. HM, '60; AM, '62. See page 35. 



ROSE KINGDOM (Wills, '66) M. 34" $7.50 

This is one of Wills rose-toned Iris. The flowers are wide and flaring 
with some ruffling. Classed as a rose-pink, well branched, sturdy stalks 
and heavy substance. 

ROSES IN SNOW (Noyd, '67) ML. 34" $4.00 

Clean snow white, with a beard of almost blood red! The contrast is 
really startling and this Iris is so nearly perfect in every way that few, 
if any of the whites with red or tangerine beards actually equal it. 
Huge in size, with lacy petal edges. HM, '68. 

ROUND DANCE (Wills, 70) M. 34" $7.50 

Rose-red bitone, standards light rose, flushed bluish, falls bright 
rose-red, some ruffling, tall and well branched. Proven a good parent. 
HC, '69. 



ROYAL GOLD (Hamblen, '66) ML. 36" $7.50 

Brilliant golden yellow self with an orange-yellow beard. Beautifully 
formed blossoms of heavy substance and velvet like texture. Well 
branched, fragrant and holds well in sun. AM, '69. 

ROYAL HERITAGE (Luihn, '68) EM. 36" $7.50 

Rich royal purple intensified by the velvety texture and heavy sub- 
stance. Matching beard. Beautifully ruffled. Standards domed; falls 
wide and flaring. Strong, well branched stalks. HM, '69; AM, '72. 
Shown on page 12. 

ROYAL TAPESTRY (Schreiner, '64) ML. 38" $3.00 

A deep blend of red, bronze, copper and violet, lavishly beautiful 
and imposing in appearance. Of giant size, the ruffled flowers ex- 
hibit a regal richness and an ember-like glow. Ruffled petals; excellent 
branching. HM, '65. See page 26. 

ROYAL TOUCH (Schreiner, '67) ML. 34" $5.00 

Indescribably rich and smooth! The extra wide falls are of card- 
board-like quality with a silky finish and the color is a uniform, deep 
Victoria or pansy violet. Beard is deep blue, tipped lighter. HM, '68; 
AM, 70. See page 10. 

ROYAL TRUMPETER (C. Reynolds, '71) ML. 30" $15.00 

Velvety rich maroon-red self, with bronzy colored beards. Broad, 
smooth ruffled petals. Standards are domed and overlapping. Heavy 
substance, well branched and many buds. HM, '72. 

SABLE NIGHT (P. Cook, '52) M. 36" $1 .00 

Richest black velvet with very deep glow of underlying red. Heavy- 
bronze beard. Winner of the Dykes Medal in 1955. See page 53. 



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Orchid Brocade $3.50 



SACRED MOUNTAIN (DeForest, '67) ML. 38" $3.50 

A huge flaring flower with extra broad petals. It is a clean snowy 
white, some ruffling and a full red beard. A fine Iris. 

SAN LEANDRO (Gaulter, '68) ML. 38" $5.00 

A most unusual shade of light purple, or perhaps "slate-blue" might 
be a more apt term. This is lit with a rich tangerine-red beard. 
Branching almost from the ground, on heavy stems, it carries above 
the average number of large flowers and thus blooms over a very 
long season. HM, '(59; AM, '73. 

SAPPHIRE HILLS (Schreiner, 71) M. 36" $12.50 

A masterpiece in color and form. Beautiful shade of medium blue, 
flaring and ruffled. Exceptionally strong stems, carrying many well 
placed blooms. Vigorous grower. HM, 72. 

SAUCY SUE (Gibson, '68) M. 34" $8.00 

Silky standards of golden tan, flushed with a reddish undertone: falls 
of garnet red rimmed with brown. This is a luxurious piece of color 
in a very large flower, the falls edged with heavy folds of plush-like 
ruffles and pleats. HM, '70. See page 17. 



Candle Magic $1.50 





Real Delight $2.00 




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Henry Shaw $2.00 



Cape Town $3.50 



SCARLET RIBBON (Tompkins, '66) ML. 36" $3.00 

One of the red-toned varieties with a close to scarlet garden effect. A 
vivid shade of smooth red with a light undertone of orange. Clean 
hafts and profuse flowering habit. Long season of bloom. HM, '67. 

SEASHELL MUSIC (Ernst, '65) ML. 36" $2.00 

A blend of rose and copper etched on creamy white, remindful of 
some of the colorful seashells from tropic shores. Huge in size, ideal 
in form, the flowers of thick enamel-like substance provide good 
opportunity for breeding. See page 30. 

SEA VENTURE (B. Jones, 72) M. 34" $15.00 

One of the most unusual and beautiful color patterns. The standards 
are pale blue, but with a flush of deep marine or ink blue at the base. 
They are ruffled and overlap at the top. The wide flaring and ruffled 
falls are pale blue. The stalks are well branched, with many buds 
and vigorous plant growth. HC, 71; HM, '73. 



May Melody $2.00 



SHIPSHAPE (Babson, '69) M. 38" $10.00 

Dense medium blue with light yellow beard. Petals are very wide and 
full and result in a huge flower. Standards are deeply fluted and the 
falls overlap. Stalks are strong and well branched. HM, '70. Franklin 
Cook Award, '73. Pictured on page 4. 

SIERRA DAWN (Gaulter, 70) EM. 36" $8.00 

This is a lively shade of blended rose and lavender, lit with a soft 
amber glow at the heart. The style arms exhibit this amber tint rather 
strongly and this in turn is punctuated by a bright burnt orange 
beard. Faultless form, waved and fluted. See page 16. 

SILENCE (Tompkins, '66) ML. 36" $7.50 

A brilliantly rich, deep yellow with a self-colored beard and a slightly 
lighter canary yellow glow over the central part of the falls. Tomp- 
kins considers this his finest yellow to date. HM, '68. See page 15. 

SIVA-SIVA (Gibson, '62) M. 36" $1 .00 

A flamboyant combination of rich golden standards flushed with 
cinnamon and porcelain white falls heavily bordered and etched 
brilliant red-mahogany-brown. HM, '63. See page 51. 

Orange Parade $3.00 






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SKYWATCH (C. Benson, '64) ML. 38" $8.00 

A large pale blue with orchid or lavender undertone which sets it 
apart from other light blue Iris. Smooth, ruffled and broad petaled. 
Beard is almost white. Limited stock. HM, '65; AM, '67. Winner of 
the Dykes Medal in 1970. 

SMART BARBARA (Gibson, '69) M. 36" $7.50 

Spreading falls of reddish tan on a cream ground with solidly colored 
standards of bright tan-red. The allover effect of the big flowers is 
brilliant rose with a tan cast. Huge flowers. HM, '73. See page 27. 



Grade Pfost $2.00 



Doge of Venice $2.00 





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SNOW CLOUD (Schreiner, 70) EM. 40" $1 0.00 

Graceful light blue amoena of spectacular size. Rounded petals are 
airily ruffled. A symphony in balance and proportion and an ex- 
quisite combination of soft tinted blue and snowy white. 

SOLID GOLD (Kleinsorge, '51 ) M. 36" $1.00 

The deepest yellow imaginable, without actually being orange rather 
than yellow. Huge in size, very wide at the haft, ideally formed and 
supremely branched. HM, '51; AM, '53. 

SORORITY GIRL (Moldovan, '60) M. 34" $1 .50 

Ruffled salmon-pink with an almost white area in the center of each 
fall. Very large blooms with conical swirled standards and large 
rounded falls. Salmon colored beard. HM, '60. 

SOUTH PACIFIC (Smith, '54) ML. 40" $1 .00 

Famous light blue, introduced at one hundred dollars per rhizome. 
Perfectly formed, bright and silky. The beard is almost white. HM, 
'54; AM, '58. One of the "Five Iris of the Year" for 1963. 

SOUTHERN COMFORT (Hinkle, '65) M. 36" $2.50 

A rich, creamy beauty with an intensification of deeper yellow on 
the hafts and in the heart. Beard is matching yellow. Extra wide 
standards and falls are pleated and ruffled. HM, '66; AM, '70. See 
page 32. 

SPANISH GIFT (Shoop, '65) EM. 35" $3.50 

Warm, glowing, bright orange self; the beard is still deeper orange- 
red on a creamy central ground. Here is a fine follow up on the heels 
of the variety Spanish Affair; more brilliant and much superior. See 
page 19. 

SPARKLING CHAMPAGNE (Ernst, '65) M. 36" $2.00 

Although this would be classed as a plicata it really carries but a 
minimum of dots or etchings, mostly near the center and on the 
hafts. The color inclines to a chartreuse or champagne shade. Very- 
large, slightly spreading, with extra broad falls and superb branching. 
HM, '66. Shown on page 34. 

SPLASH O' PINK (Hall, '64) EM. 36" $2.00 

Beautifully formed and broad petaled, with a brilliant, red beard. 
The shade of pink is bright, clean with an amber glow in the central 
area. Fine branching and ruffled. Very long lasting. HM, '67. 

SPRING FESTIVAL (Hall, '58) M. 36" $1 .00 

Not a deep shade of pink but is rather a definite appleblossom tint 
with heavy geranium-red beards. The flowers are very large, faultlessly 
formed and slightly ruffled. HM, '58. 

STARBURST (Tompkins, '67) ML. 38" $3.50 

An enormous flower, with broad, ruffled petals. The color is brilliant 
copper-orange ... a reddish orange shade rather than apricot. Very 
flaring in form, tall, strong and widely branched. Late. HM, '68. 
Shown on back cover. 

STEPPING OUT (Schreiner, '64) ML. 38" $2.50 

The ground color is snowy white, the margins of both standards and 
falls rimmed with a broad band of deep pansy-violet. All petals are 
stylishly ruffled. 4-way branching. HM, '65; AM, '67. See page 23. 
Dykes Medal, '68. 

STERLING SILVER (Moldovan, '63) M. 36" $2.00 
After being open a few hours, a silver-like edge develops around 
the petal edges of this extremely ruffled and fluted violet bi-tone. 
Perfection in form, with domed standards and wide, almost hori- 
zontal, flaring falls. HM, '64; AM, '66. 

SUMMER SILK (Gibson, 71) M. 34" $12.50 

In color a very odd shade of chamois or creamy tan, described by 
some as "pongee" and others as creamy flesh, although it is not in any 
category of pink. It is a complete self, including the beard and styles. 
As you will note on our picture, page 9, all petals are extra wide, the 
falls almost touching each other. They flare out widely and drop 
gracefully at the outer rim. 




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SUN CHARIOT (Hall, '63) ML. 38" $1 .50 

A widely spreading, bright chrome to sulphur yellow giant, the lighter 
shades being predominant in the center of the falls and near the 
beard. Margins of the falls are heavily serrated and fringed. Beard 
is deep yellow, not orange. See page 54. 

SUNLIT (Gibson, '68) M. 36" $4.00 

Shown on page 36. A gay combination of warm tan and ivory, with 
a light sprinkling of warm maroon on the brownish haft. Center of 
the falls is near white and the beard is bronze. Flowers are large, 
petals crimped and ruffled and the stems are well branched. Region 
13 Queen, '68. 

SUNNY SPLENDOR (Schreiner, '65) ML. 35" $3.00 

A gigantic, clean and clear deep yellow self. There are up to eleven 
buds per stem, and this provides an extra long season of bloom. The 
wide falls are ruffled at the margins and the fluted standards are 
closed and overlapping. Shown on page 28. 

SUNSET BLAZE (Kleinsorge, '48) EM. 42" $1 .00 

A tall and huge golden flame-salmon blend, almost a red, but with 
so much of the gold influence in it that it is not really a red Iris. 
HM, '49; AM, '51. 

SWAHILI (Plough, '65) EM. 34" $5.00 

Dusky, smoldering, reddish black with a slight violet cast. The hafts 
are red-brown and the beard is also brown. Silky standards and 
velvety falls. HM, '66. Shown on back cover. 

SYMPHONY (Hinkle, '58) M. 38" $1 .00 

Gracefully ruffled sea-blue self, slightly lighter in the center of the 
falls and with some darker texture veining. Petals are wide and full, 
crisp and firm in substance. HM, '58; AM, '63. See page 52. 

TAHITI SUNRISE (Ernst, '63) ML. 36" $2.00 

Beautifully tailored and perfectly proportioned pink with an under- 
tone of salmon. The blooms are extra large in size, heavy red beard, 
and the texture is like heavy porcelain. HC, '62; HM, '65. Shown on 
page 49. 

TALLCHIEF (DeForest, '56) M. 36" $1 .00 

Bright, richly glowing red self, with brilliant orange beard. By the 
Ridgeway color chart it is Brazil-red to carmine. Tall, and very well 
branched. HM, '57. 

TANYA (DeForest, 70) ML. 34" $3.50 

Very rich olive green and old gold blended standards. Velvety, pur- 
plish-black falls. Full orange beard. This Iris is a sister to Bayberry 
Candle. 

TAWNY MINK (Schreiner, '68) ML. 37" $3.00 

Such a rich, golden yellow, so lavishly ruffled and fluted, that it stands 
out in the garden like a beacon. Here is an Iris of rugged constitution, 
fine form, wonderful branching and all around exceptional quality. 
HM, '67. 

TECHNY CHIMES (Bro. Charles, '55) M. 36" $1 .50 

A gorgeous light yellow with very deep red-orange beard. This is 
certainly a striking Iris and the branching is a special feature. HM, 
'55; AM, '57; tied for Dykes Medal in 1960. See page 48. 

TIBURON (Gavlter, 71) M. 36" $12.50 

From a long line of seedlings involving Arctic Flame we have this deep 
orchid with flaming red beard and fringed petal edges. All petals are 
fluted and waved, the blossoms of great size and are indeed remindful 
of giant orchids. See page 12. 

TIMELESS BEAUTY (Hamner, 72) EM. 38" $15.00 

Standards are creamy buff-yellow and falls are blue-violet shading 
to buff-yellow at the shoulders. Beard is yellow tipped mustard. 
Ruffled, clean and well branched. HC, '70. 




Golden Delight $2.00 



Marie Phillips $1.50 



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Lusty Song $2 



TINSEL TOWN (Tompkins, '67) ML. 38" $7.50 

Pure, clean white with center of molten gold. Undersides of the falls 
are yellow and this second color is exposed by the ruffles and folds 
of the petal margins. Here is one of the largest of all Iris, magnificent 
in every way. HM, '68; AM, '70. See page 22. 

TIPPERARY (Hamblen, 72) EM. 30" $15.00 

Wide petaled, ruffled violet blue self with a lighter area in the falls, 
and a very showy red beard. Closed standards and arched flaring 
falls. Strong stems with well spaced blossoms. HC, '71. 

TOLL GATE (Cook, '59) M. 40" $1 .50 

Standards are palest blue— almost white— the falls dark violet with a 
long yellow beard extending across the lighter haft. Very tall, with 
many flowers per stem, widely spaced. HM, '59; AM, '62. Illustrated 
on page 54. 



Olympic Torch $2.00 




TOMECO (Suiter, '60) M. 36" $1 .00 

Smoothly burnished oxblood red self without haft markings. Tailored 
in appearance, the big rounded standards domed and closed and the 
broad falls semiflaring. Bronze yellow beard. HM, '62. Cook-Lapham 
Award for best Red Iris in 1965. Picture page 54. 

TOP BILLING (Nelson, '69) ML. 42" $7.50 

A startling new white with "house-afire" red beard. Borne on heavy, 
stalwart stems reaching up to four feet in height, the very large, 
ideally formed flowers have the finish of white porcelain and are of 
extra thick substance. Shown on page 13. 

TOUCHE (Hamblen, '69) ML. 34" $1 0.00 

Standards are pink flushed blue-violet. Falls are blue-violet with blue 
flash edged violet. Beard is burnt orange. Pleasing form with firmly 
held standards and horizontally flaring falls. Well branched. HM. 
'70; AM, '72. Shown on our front cover. 

TOWN AND COUNTRY (Gaulter, 71) ML. 34" $12.50 

A silvery rose-violet of spreading form and with unusual curls and 
contrasting appendages in the standards. Both standards and falls 
are of a uniform, bright rose-violet hue and the beard is white. All 
petals are gracefully waved at the margins. Large flowers on stout 
stems. See page 1 1. 

TROPICAL NIGHT (Schreiner, 70) EM. 36" $7.50 

A regal, rich, two-toned blue. Standards are light to medium blue 
and falls of deep violet-black. The beard a smoky orange. A perfect 
flower on excellent branched stem. HM, '72. 

ULTRALURE (Gibson, '68) ML. 34" $3.50 

A copper and white plicata, the standards flushed with mulberry 
and a soft tint of mulberry barely present near the rim of the falls. 
Petals are decidedly crimped and fluted at the margins. Derived from 
Wild Ginger, it is less pinkish, and more of a bright copper-brown 
effect than we have in the parent. Shown on page 27. 

ULTRAPOISE (Noyd, '62) ML. 34" $2.50 

Here is something really new and different in yellow. Described as 
straw yellow with a flush of pink in the standards, the very bright 
reddish tangerine beard glows like fire. Perfectly branched. HM. 
'63; AM, '65. 

UPROAR (Tompkins, 70) VL. 38" $1 0.00 

A clean, new, very large red; elegant form with broad petals, which 
are flawlessly clean. Substance is heavy and does not burn nor fade; 
flared and ruffled. 

VALIMAR (Hamblen, '58) ML. 36" $1 .00 

A smooth apricot-pink with a wide nasturtium-red beard. Judges 
raved over this at the 1958 American Iris Society Convention in New 
York, and so will you! HM, '58; AM, '60. See page 55. 

VEGAS (Hamblen, 71) ML. 34" $15.00 

Cool yellow self with small white blaze at the tip of deeper yellow 
beard. Standards domed and closed, falls ruffled and flare horizon- 
tally. Very broad petals on good stalks with fine branching. HM, '72. 

VELVET ROBE (Schreiner, '60) M. 34" $1 .00 

Well named, a deep but glowing shade of plushy crimson red with 
golden beard. The haft is solidly colored and petals are lightly ruffled. 
HM, '60. See page 55. 

VENERATION (Ghio, 71) EM. 36" $10.00 

Neglecta with perfect form. Light violet-blue standards and broad 
falls of smooth deep royal purple. Both falls and standards deeply 
fluted. Good branching and plenty of buds. HM. '72. 

VIOLET HILLS (DeForest, '56) ML. 38" $1 .00 

Here is the last word in deep true violet color! Standards, falls and 
beard are a uniform rich violet-purple, the beard is lightly tipped 
blue. HM, '56; AM, '58. Winner of the President s Cup 1960. See 
page 50. 

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VIRGINIA SQUIRE (Gaulter, 73) M. 36" $20.00 

This one is as deep blue as the mountains of Virginia, and as proud as 
the Squire himself! There is mid-season to late bloom— a long period 
to view the many large blossoms, on well balanced stems. The flowers 
have blue beards, gold at the throat, and closed standards. Overall 
picture presents the smooth appearance of a southern gentleman. It 
received 16 votes for an HC and won the regional seedling cup in 
1972. See page 7. 

VITAFIRE (Schreiner, '68) M. 34" $5.00 

A cherry-rose red with a silky, rather than velvety, finish to the 
petals. Lovely form, the falls semi-flaring, crisp and ruffled. One of 
our personal favorites among the newer red Iris. HM, '69. See page 25. 

WANDERING RAINBOW (Tompkins, '65) VL. 39" $3.50 

A shimmering blend of rose, brown, gold and electric blue. This 
combination of tints is found also in Martel and Royal Tapestry, 
yet the three are distinct from each other. This one has extra heavy 
stalks with good branching. HM, '66. See page 29. 

WAR LORD (Schreiner, '68) M. 35" $1 0.00 

The premier new red from these introducers of superb red Iris. Be- 
cause it has just about everything one could wish for in the make-up 
of a faultless flower— size, substance, ruffling and velvety texture, the 
demand for it has just about outdone the supply. HM, '69; AM, '71 . 

WARM LAUGHTER (Schreiner, 70) $12.50 

Rosy orchid self with light yellow beard. Wide petals and nicely 
formed flowers carried on well branched stalks. Vigorous grower. 
HM, '72. 

WAYWARD WIND (Baker, '58) EM. 36" $1 .00 

Burnished bronze, a peculiar greenish shade of tan or brown. Even 
the beard is in harmony. This Iris has rather flat, flaring falls, with 
some ruffling. HM, '58; AM, '61. See page 55 

WENATCHEE VALLEY (Noyd, '65) ML. 34" $5.00 

Frilled lacey pink standards, edged tan; wide, flaring falls of creamy 
white edged with pinkish tan. With its very red beard it is one of the 
most beautiful and novel of all recent introductions. HM, '66. Pic- 
ture on page 33. 

WEST COAST (Knopf, '68) M. 34" $5.00 
Gorgeous deep golden yellow with nicely ruffled and laced form. A 
brilliant orange beard. Stalks are strong, well branched, with almost 
perfect spacing of bloom. Non-fading in hottest sun. HM, '69; AM, '71. 
Pictured on the front cover. 

WHITE TAFFETA (Rudolph, '66) ML. 35" $4.00 

Quite different from other excellent white Iris in this catalog. The 
huge flowers are as white as freshly laundered linen but the beard 
is pale lemon. Both standards and falls are broad and fluted at the 
margins, creating a billowy effect. HM, '67. 

WHOLE CLOTH (Cook, '58) EM. 36" $1 .00 

Standards are pure white, the falls soft medium blue and the 
beard is practically white. Petals are broad and flaring. HM, 
'58; AM, '60. Dykes Medal, '62. Shown on page 50. 

WILD APACHE (Gibson, '65) M. 35" $2.50 
The color is cinnamon-violet on white, the standards almost solidly 
colored cinnamon-violet. Beard is orange-bronze. An exceptionally 
large flower, with perfect balance and ideal ruffling, very broad in 
all its parts. Heavy stems, extra good branching. HM, '66. See page 35. 

WILD GINGER (Gibson, '62) M. 36" $1 .00 

A deeply flounced and ruffled plicata in ginger brown and creamy 
white. Flowers measure almost 8 inches from tip to tip. See page 52. 
HM, '63; AM, '65. 

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WINE AND ROSES (Hall, '63) M. 34" $2.50 
A combination of clear rose-pink and deep violet purple. Here is the 
flower which brings these colors out in truly splendid fashion — 
ruffled, flaring, clean and sharp in contrast! The edging of rose-pink 
around the velvety falls exactly matches the standards. There is a 
warm glow at the heart of the flower and the beard is red-orange. 
Large blooms; well branched. HM, '64; AM, '66. See page 45. 

WINTER OLYMPICS (O. Brown, '63) EM. 38" $2.00 

Domed standards and extra wide falls with elegant ruffling are 
features of this sensational new white Iris. It was the leader in the 
"Judges' Choice" in 1964. HM, '65; AM, '66. Dykes Medal, '67. 

YELLOW GOLD (Noyd, '66) ML. 34" $3.00 

Flaring bright buttercup yellow self, with a heavy deep yellow beard. 
There is a flash of white on the falls just below the beard. Midseason 
to late. Well branched. 



Heartbreaker $2.00 





Little Dolly $2.00 



Lilac Festival $2.00 



Candleflame $2.00 



College Queen $2.00 




Cartel 



YES, YOU ACTUALLY SELECT 50% MORE THAN 
YOU PAY FOR and you can choose as many kinds as 
you wish ... as long as the order totals $5 or more, and 
varieties are chosen from those which appear in the 
lists on pages 44 through 47. 

FOR EXAMPLE, you may choose $7.50 worth and pay just $5; or 
pick $12 worth and pay $8. For $10 you could select $15 in value 
. . . and so on. In other words, you make up your list from these 
pages and then deduct one-third the total price . . . minimum order 
$5, and not less than three different varieties. Do not include Irises 
not listed in these groups. 



44 



African Queen 


$10.00 


Brave Viking 


2.00 


After All 


10.00 


Breathless 


2.50 


After Dark 


1.50 


Bright Cloud 


1.50 


Alaskan Crown 


3.00 


Bright Herald 


3.50 


Amigo's Guitar 


3.50 


Brightside 


2.50 


Angel Bright 


5.00 


Brilliant Star 


2.00 


Apple Valley 


1.50 


Brimstone 


15.00 


Apricot Blaze 


12.50 


Bristol Gem 


3.50 


April Melody 


3.50 


Burning Desire 


7.50 


Arctic Flame 


2.00 


Butterscotch Kiss 


1.50 


Arctic Fury 


2.00 


Caliente 


5.00 


August Moon 


2.00 


Camelot Rose 


4.00 


Babbling Brook 


4.00 


Candleflame 


2.00 


Baccarat 


3.50 


Candle Magic 


1.50 


Bayberry Candle 


7.50 


Cape Town 


3.50 


Black Bart 


7.50 


Carolina Delight 


7.50 


Black Swan 


1.50 


Carolina Dusk 


5.00 


Blue Alabaster 


15.00 


Carolina Gold 


15.00 


Blue Formal 


2.00 


Carolina Ruby 


1.50 


Blue Mountains 


2.50 


Cashmere 


2.50 


Blushing Beauty 


2.00 


Casino Queen 


15.00 


Bonanza Belle 


12.50 


Cataldo 


6.00 




Hawaiian Breeze $1.50 



ALL 8 PICTURED ON 
PAGES 44-45 

$ 9.9S 

($15.50 value) 



Cayenne Capers 


1.50 


Elegant Farmer 


3.00 


Celestial Snow 


1.50 


El Monsour 


2.00 


Chalk Talk 


9.00 


Esther Fay 


2.00 


Chapeau 


10.00 


Etched Apricot 


3.00 


Charmaine 


5.00 


Ever Amethyst 


3.50 


Cherokee Princess 


15.00 


Ever and Ever 


2.00 


Chinese Coral 


3.00 


Fairlight 


12.50 


Chinquapin 


1.50 


Fairy Fable 


2.00 


Christmas Angel 


1.50 


Fairy Rose 


2.50 


Christmas Time 


5.00 


Fashion Fling 


2.50 


Cimarron Strip 


7.50 


Fireball 


2.50 


Citrine Charm 


7.50 


Flaming Dragon 


3.00 


Claudia Rene 


2.00 


Flamingo Lake 


5.00 


Cloud Capers 


2.50 


Flashing Gem 


2.50 


College Queen 


2.00 


Floradora Flounce 


3.00 


Country Music 


12.00 


Fluted Lime 


3.00 


Crinkled Beauty 


3.00 


Frontier Marshall 


2.50 


Cross Country 


2.00 


Fuji's Mantle 


4.00 


Cup Race 


4.00 


Full Dress 


1.50 


Dancing Rill 


2.00 


Gala Gown 


1.50 


Dandelion Days 


10.00 


Gala Madrid 


12.00 


Dawn Crest 


2.00 


Gay Tracery 


3.50 


Debby Rairdon 


5.00 


Georgie Ernst 


2.00 


Debra Suzanne 


8.00 


Gingersnap 


4.00 


Decolletage 


7.50 


Glacier Gold 


3.00 


Denver Dawn 


3.00 


Glazed Orange 


7.50 


Denver Mint 


1.50 


Glenbrook 


15.00 


Desert Thistle 


1.50 


Glendale 


15.00 


Diplomat 


3.50 


Glistening Snow 


2.00 


Doge of Venice 


2.00 


Golden Delight 


2.00 


Dover Beach 


12.50 


Golden Filigree 


1.50 


Dream Spun 


2.00 


Golden Lark 


3.50 


Dress Suit 


2.50 


Golden Masterpiece 


2.00 


Dusky Dancer 


7.50 


Golden Plunder 


3.50 


Dutch Chocolate 


7.50 


Gondolier 


12.50 


Edenite 


2.00 


Goodness 


2.50 





Fairy Fable $2.00 




Pacific Panorama $2.00 



Green Quest $2.00 




Fashion Fling $2.50 



Gracie Pfost 


2.00 


Mauve Mink 


1.50 


Grand Rapids 


2.50 


May Melody 


2.00 


Grape Festival 


7.50 


Meggie 


10.00 


Green Quest 


2.00 


Meredith Hues 


7.50 


Gypsy Jewels 


1.50 


Merry Madcap 


5.00 


Hawaiian Breeze 


1.50 


Milady 


2.50 


Heartbreaker 


2.00 


Milestone 


5.00 


Heather Hawk 


3.00 


Miss Indiana 


3.00 


Heavenly Days 


1.50 


Mission Sunset 


2.00 


Henry Shaw 


2.00 


Mod Mode 


7.50 


High Above 


1.50 


Morning Breeze 


2.50 


High Esteem 


3.50 


Music Hall 


3.50 


High Life 


2.50 


Music Maker 


2.50 


High Praise 


3.00 


Natchez Trace 


6.00 


High Sierra 


4.00 


Native Chief 


2.00 


In Orbit 


2.50 


Neon Rainbow 


12.50 


Irene Brown 


1.50 


New Moon 


7.50 


Island Holiday 


7.50 


Night Owl 


10.00 


Ivory Gown 


2.00 


Nightside 


5.00 


Jean Sibelius 


1.50 


Night Song 


3.00 


Jet Fire 


2.00 


Normandie 


3.50 


Judy Marsonette 


1.50 


Olympic Torch 


2.00 


Kilt Lilt 


15.00 


One Desire 


2.50 


La Rosita 


2.00 


On Target 


3.50 


Late Date 


3.00 


Opening Night 


15.00 


Latin Lover 


12.50 


Orange Chariot 


2.50 


Laurie 


3.50 


Orange Jade 


1.50 


Leda Knight 


3.50 


Orange Parade 


3.00 


Lightning Ridge 


5.00 


Orchid Brocade 


3.50 


Lilac Champagne 


2.50 


Orchid Frost 


15.00 


Lilac Festival 


2.00 


Orinda 


5.00 


Lilac Mist 


7.50 


Outreach 


12.50 


Lime Fizz 


7.50 


Out Yonder 


6.00 


Little Dolly 


2.00 


Ovation 


15.00 


Lorna Lee 


3.00 


Pacifica 


3.50 


Love with Lace 


20.00 


Pacific Panorama 


2.00 


Lunar Fire 


1.50 


Palisades 


3.50 


Lusty Song 


2.00 


Parisian Blue 


2.50 


Lynn Hall 


1.50 


Picardy 


7.50 


Mad Maid 


2.00 


Pink Divinity 


3.00 


Margarita 


5.00 


Pink Pussycat 


10.00 


Marie Phillips 


1.50 


Pizzazz • 


10.00 


Martel 


1.50 


Post Time 


12.50 


Ma rtinique 


5.00 


Praise the Lord 


20.00 


Matinata 


6.00 


Pretty Carol 


1.50 




GROUP 47-4 

^Ten °Spot Collection 9 

ALL 10 PICTURED ON 
PAGES 46-47 

$ 9.95 

($18.00 value) 

Mission Sunset $2.00 




Primrose Path 


2.00 


Sparkling Champagne 


2.00 


Prince Indigo 


2.00 


Splash O' Pink 


2.00 


Proud Land 


10.00 


Starburst 


3.50 


Radiant Apogee 


3.50 


Stepping Out 


2.50 


Rare Wine 


15.00 


Sterling Silver 


2.00 


Raspberry Rapture 


2.00 


Summer Silk 


12.50 


Raspberry Ripples 


8.00 


Sun Chariot 


1.50 


Real Delight 


2.00 


Sunlit 


4.00 


Red Ginger 


15.00 


Sunny Splendor 


3.00 


Ribbon Round 


1.50 


Swahili 


5.00 


Rippling Rose 


8.00 


Tahiti Sunrise 


2.00 


Rippling Waters 


3.00 


Tanya 


3.50 


Rocket Rust 


2.00 


Tawny Mink 


3.00 


Rose Kingdom 


7.50 


Techny Chimes 


1.50 


Roses in Snow 


4.00 


Tiburon 


12.50 


Round Dance 


7.50 


Timeless Beauty 


15.00 


Royal Gold 


7.50 


Tinsel Town 


7.50 


Royal Heritage 


7.50 


Toll Gate 


1.50 


Royal Tapestry 


3.00 


Top Billing 


7.50 


Royal Touch 


5.00 


Touche 


10.00 


Sacred Mountain 


3.50 


Town and Country 


12.50 


San Leandro 


5.00 


Tropical Night 


7.50 


Sapphire Hills 


12.50 


Ultralure 


3.50 


Saucy Sue 


8.00 


Ultra poise 


2.50 


Scarlet Ribbon 


3.00 


Uproar 


10.00 


Seashell Music 


2.00 


Veneration 


10.00 


Sea Venture 


15.00 


Vitafire 


5.00 


Shipshape 


10.00 


Wandering Rainbow 


3.50 


Sierra Dawn 


8.00 


War Lord 


10.00 


Silence 


7.50 


Wenatchee Valley 


5.00 


Skywatch 


8.00 


West Coast 


5.00 


Smart Barbara 


7.50 


White Taffeta 


4.00 


Snow Cloud 


10.00 


Wild Apache 


2.50 


Sorority Girl 


1.50 


Wine and Roses 


2.50 


Southern Comfort 


2.50 


Winter Olympics 


2.00 


Spanish Gift 


3.50 


Yellow Gold 


3.00 



Gypsy Jewels $1.50 




Judy Marsonette " Iw 




Golden Sunshine 



Km 12 



Allegiance 
Amethyst Flame 
Aspenglow 
Bang 

Black Taffeta 
Blue Grotto 
Blue Sapphire 
Brasilia 
Brass Accents 
Bravado 
Broadway Star 
Bronze Bell 
Buttercup Bower 
Captain Gallant 
Celestial Glory 
Chinese Lantern 
Cliffs of Dover 



Cloud Cap 
Crinkled Ivory 
Dark Fury 
Dave's Orchid 
Deep Space 
Dot and Dash 
Dotted Swiss 
Eleanor's Pride 
Enchanted Violet 
Foaming Seas 
Frost and Flame 
Giant Rose 
Golden Garland 
Golden Sunshine 
Golden Years 
Gold Piece 
Gypsy Lullaby 



Henna Stitches 
Irma Melrose 
June Meredith 
Kahili 
Karachi 
La Negra Flor 
Lavanesque 
Licorice Stick 
Lorna Lynn 
Lovely Letty 
Memphis Lass 
Millionaire 
Newport 
Orange Banner 
Palomino 
Pink Chimes 
Rainbow Gold 



Chinese Coral 




Golden Garland 



Amethyst Flame $1.00 



Millionaire $1.00 




Brass Accents $1 .00 Georgie Ernst $2.00 



Valimar $1.00 




Broadway Star $1.00 



GROUP 55-4B 
ALL 23 PICTURED 
ON PAGES 54-55 

$ 16.95 

GROUP 54-4 
ALL 12 PICTURED 
ON PAGE 54 

HO.OO 

GROUP 55-4 
ALL 11 PICTURED 
ON PAGE 55 

$ 8.00 




Wayward Wind $1.00 



Blue Grotto $1.00 Pink Chimes $1 .00